Self-Efficacy in Changing Societies
Adolescents' beliefs in their personal control affects their psychological well-being and the direction their lives take. Self-Efficacy in Changing Societies analyzes the diverse ways in which beliefs of personal efficacy operate within a network of sociocultural influences to shape life paths. The chapters, by internationally known experts, cover such concepts as infancy and personal agency, competency through the life span, the role of family, and cross-cultural factors.
- Electronic book text
- 11 May 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
'Albert Bandura is justifiably viewed as the originator of self-efficacy, a construct that now rightfully involves numerous investigators who operate in different areas ... Self-Efficacy in Changing Societies is a winner.' Norman Garmezy, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Table of contents
1. Exercise of personal and collective efficacy in changing societies Albert Bandura; 2. Life trajectories in changing societies Glen Elder; 3. Developmental analysis of control beliefs August Flammer; 4. Impact of family processes on self-efficacy Klaus A. Schneewind; 5. Cross-cultural perspectives on self-efficacy beliefs Gabriele Oettingen; 6. Self-efficacy in educational development Barry Zimmerman; 7. Self-efficacy in career choice and development Gail Hackett; 8. Self efficacy and health Ralf Schwarzer and Reinhard Fuchs; 9. Self-efficacy and alcohol and drug abuse Alan Marlatt, John S. Baer and Lori A. Quigley.