Psychometric Properties Of The General Self-Efficacy Scale In A Colombian Sample

Translated title of the contribution: Propiedades Psicométricas de la Escala de Autoeficacia Generalizada en una Muestra Colombiana

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Abstract

The self-efficacy construct has been studied from two different viewpoints. Firstly, in a specific manner, as it was originally proposed and secondly, in a generalized way, defined as an optimistic self-belief of personal capability to cope efficiently and competently with a variety of situations. In order to measure this construct at the broadest level the General Self Efficacy Scale (GSE) was designed and adapted to Spanish in Costa Rica. This study aimed at validating the scale in a Colombian sample composed of college students.
Translated title of the contributionPropiedades Psicométricas de la Escala de Autoeficacia Generalizada en una Muestra Colombiana
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Psychological Research
Volume1
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008

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