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Defining Self Efficacy and Self Confidence

Dino KF Wong
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7 min readSep 13, 2022

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Self-efficacy is defined as one’s belief in their ability to succeed in a specific situation or task. It is a key determinant of how we think, feel, and behave. Confidence, on the other hand, is defined as a feeling of assurance or certainty about something. Self-confidence is related to self-efficacy in that it is the overall belief that one can be successful across different domains and tasks.

It is important to note that self-efficacy and confidence are not the same thing. However, they are closely related. Self-efficacy is specific to a task or situation while confidence is more general. For example, someone might have high self-efficacy for studying for an exam but low confidence in their ability to make friends.

The Importance of Self-Efficacy and Confidence

Self-efficacy is the belief that one can successfully execute the behavior required to produce a desired outcome. Confidence is the feeling or belief that one can trust in themselves or their ability to succeed. They are both important in order to achieve success.

Self-efficacy comes into play when individuals are choosing whether or not to attempt a task. Those with high self-efficacy are more likely to attempt a task because they feel confident in their ability to succeed. On the other hand, those with…

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Dino KF Wong
Mind Fighters

Financial Counselling & Coaching at Credit Counselling Singapore. Believes in positive psychodynamic approaches in life. Visit my website: www.dinokfwong.sg