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Perceived Competence: A Common Core for Self-Efficacy and Self-Concept?

HUGHES, Amanda and GALBRAITH, David and WHITE, David (2011) Perceived Competence: A Common Core for Self-Efficacy and Self-Concept? Journal of Personality Assessment, 93 (3). pp. 278-289. ISSN 0022-3891

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This study uses Bandura’s Multidimensional Scales of Perceived Self-Efficacy (MSPSE; Bandura, 1990) and Harter’s Self-Perception Profile for Adolescents (SPPA; Harter, 1988) to examine the extent to which self-efficacy and competency-related elements of the self-concept are independent constructs. Factor analysis of data provided by 778 high school students revealed that when measured using domain-general measures such as the MSPSE and SPPA, self-efficacy and competency self-concept do not represent totally separate, distinct constructs. Overlap of dimensions occurs at both the first- and second-order levels of analysis. The practical and theoretical implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Education
Depositing User: Amanda HUGHES
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 13:05
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2013 13:05
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/527

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