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Keywords:

  • Concept analysis;
  • nursing education;
  • self-efficacy

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.