Current literature on self efficacy is extensive while at the same time confusing, possibly because of the sheer volume available. This paper presents a description of the self efficacy construct and discussion ofresearch that has been undertaken into the mediating variables. Interestingly, research that involves students with learning difficulties is relatively scant. The available research on self efficacy among those who have learning difficulties will be situated within a model ofhuman motivation provided by Schunk (1989). Implications from the research as well as techniques that can be employed to improve students'selfefficacy are proposed.
|Number of pages||56|
|Journal||Special Education Perspectives|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|