Self Efficacy Scale (Bandura, 2006)

The standard self efficacy scale does not exist because the scale can be changed based on any topic that is investigated. Albert Bandura, who introduced the concept gave the following examples:

Rate your degree of confidence by recording a number from 0 to 100 using the scale given below:

0 (Cannot do at all)  10  20  30  40  50(Moderately can do) 60  70  80  90  100 (Highly certain can do)

  • Efficacy to Influence School-Related Performance

Get your children to see school as valuable

Get your children to work hard at their schoolwork

Get your children to stay out of trouble at school

Help your children get good grades at school

Get your children to enjoy school Show your children that working hard at school influences later success

  • Self-Efficacy to Meet Others’ Expectations

Live up to what my parents expect of me

Live up to what my teachers expect of me

Live up to what my peers expect of me

Live up to what I expect of myself

  • Self-Assertive Efficacy

Express my opinions when other classmates disagree with me

Stand up for myself when I feel I am being treated unfairly

Get others to stop annoying me or hurting my feelings

Stand firm to someone who is asking me to do something unreasonable or inconvenient

  • Self-Efficacy for Academic Achievement

Learn general mathematics

Learn algebra

Learn science

Learn biology

Learn reading, writing, and language skills

Learn to use computers

Learn a foreign language

Learn social studies

Learn English grammar

  • Driving self-efficacy

Drive a few blocks in the neighborhood

Drive around in residential areas

Drive on a downtown suburban business street

Drive on a main arterial road

Drive on a freeway

Drive into the city

Drive on narrow mountain roads

  • Self-Efficacy to Control Distressing Rumination

Stop yourself from worrying about things

Take your mind off upsetting experiences

Stop yourself from being upset by everyday problems

Keep your mind on the things you are doing after you have had an upsetting experience

Source: Bandura, A. (2006). Guide for constructing self-efficacy scales. Self-efficacy beliefs of adolescents, 5(307-337).

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