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The Explanatory and Predictive Scope of Self-Efficacy Theory

Published Online:https://doi.org/10.1521/jscp.1986.4.3.359

Convergent evidence from the diverse lines of research reported in the present special issue of this journal attests to the explanatory and predictive generality of self-efficacy theory. This commentary addresses itself to conceptual and empirical issues concerning the nature and function of self-percepts of efficacy.