Efficacy is foundational for human motivation and performance.
Perceived self-efficacy is a measure someone's belief in their ability to influence the world. Efficacy links knowledge and action. It's foundational for human motivation, performance, and emotional well‐being and self-esteem.
Efficacy is a better predictor of behaviour than either outcome expectancies or past performance. Positive encouragement from others increases self-efficacy. So does watching people we respect master certain skills. Emotional states like depression and stress negatively impact perceptions of self-efficacy.
How are you building efficacy in yourself and others?