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This paper describes a theory suggested by Albert Bandura that deals with self-efficacy. This is one's self assessment that begins in middle childhood (6-12 years). The writer discusses that process of deciding what one can accomplish continues into adulthood and likely governs a person's career choices. This process has four components and is influenced by peers and others.
From the Paper:"In choosing a career or vocation in life, there are psychosocial processes that individuals go through in order to determine their optimal paths including self evaluation. One such theory on this process comes from Albert Bandura, called self-efficacy. According to his model, four information sources contribute to help determine an individual's assessment of their self-efficacy. These sources are enactive attainments, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion, and physical state. Each contributes to an adult's decisions when making choices for their vocation in life."
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Self Efficacy (2007, December 01) Retrieved October 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/self-efficacy-136602/
"Self Efficacy" 01 December 2007. Web. 20 October. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/self-efficacy-136602/>