Kristen Zulkosky, MSN, RN, CCRN, is Nursing Instructor, Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Lancaster, PA, and PhD student in nursing education, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
Self-Efficacy: A Concept Analysis
Article first published online: 15 MAY 2009
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Volume 44, Issue 2, pages 93–102, April 2009
How to Cite
Zulkosky, K. (2009), Self-Efficacy: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum, 44: 93–102. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2009.00132.x
- Issue published online: 15 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 15 MAY 2009
- Concept analysis;
TOPIC. Concept analysis and self-efficacy.
PURPOSE. This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the concept self-efficacy through the use of Rodger's model.
SOURCES. Published research.
CONCLUSION. Self-efficacy beliefs influence how people think, feel, motivate themselves, and act. Self-efficacy is concerned about the perception or judgment of being able to accomplish a specific goal and cannot be sensed globally. In order to gain a sense of self-efficacy, a person can complete a skill successfully, observe someone else doing a task successfully, acquire positive feedback about completing a task, or rely on physiological cues.