SELF-EFFICACY AND SPORTS: PERCEPTION OF PUNJAB UNIVERSITY ATHLETES

ZafarIqbal Butt, Abdul Waheed Mughal, Muhammad Abdul Jabar Adnan, Nauman Saeed

Abstract


Self-efficacy is a person's judgment about being able to perform a particular task. It's a student’s belief on his/her capabilities to perform a particular activity. It is not necessary that if a person has a high self-efficacy in a certain area then he will have the same in other. Self-efficacy varies from person to person or task to task. Self-efficacy theory originated from social cognitive theory of Albert Bandura(1995), i.e. "The belief in one’scompetencies to execute the courses of action required to manageprobablecircumstances".It can also be said that it is the belief of a person that he can perform in a certain manner to achieve a certain goal. These beliefs are factors of how people think, behave and feel (Bandura, 1994). 


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