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Boosting Performance Through Self-Efficacy

Self-efficacy is the belief a person holds about whether or not he can successfully attain a desired level of performance. In his studies of self-efficacy, psychologist Albert Bandura demonstrated how the concept relates to human motivation, performance accomplishments, and emotional well-being: When people believe that their actions can produce the outcomes they desire, they have a greater incentive to embark on those activities and persevere in the face of obstacles or adverse circumstances.

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