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Self Efficacy

"Self Efficacy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Cognitive mechanism based on expectations or beliefs about one's ability to perform actions necessary to produce a given effect. It is also a theoretical component of behavior change in various therapeutic treatments. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Self Efficacy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Self Efficacy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 328 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 49 publications in 2014
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