Self-Efficacy With Application to Nursing Education: A Concept Analysis
Article first published online: 5 AUG 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 47, Issue 3, pages 166–172, July-September 2012
How to Cite
Robb, M. (2012), Self-Efficacy With Application to Nursing Education: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum, 47: 166–172. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2012.00267.x
- Issue published online: 5 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 5 AUG 2012
- Concept analysis;
- nursing education;
TOPIC. Concept analysis and self-efficacy.
PURPOSE. This article analyzes the concept self-efficacy and its relationship to nursing education using Walker and Avant's methodology.
SOURCES. Published literature.
CONCLUSION. Nursing literature suggests increasing students' perceived self-efficacy will help to narrow the theory–practice gap. Self-efficacy is a cognitive variable that affects performance behaviors and affective processes. Perceived self-efficacy can be influenced by a direct experience, vicarious experience, or verbal persuasion. Individuals with high levels of self-efficacy demonstrate the defining attributes of confidence, perceived capability, and perseverance.