Revisiting the functional properties of self-efficacy: a dynamic perspective

Yeo, Gillian B. and Neal, Andrew (2013) Revisiting the functional properties of self-efficacy: a dynamic perspective. Journal of Management, 39 6: 1385-1396. doi:10.1177/0149206313490027


Author Yeo, Gillian B.
Neal, Andrew
Title Revisiting the functional properties of self-efficacy: a dynamic perspective
Journal name Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0149-2063
1557-1211
Publication date 2013-09
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1177/0149206313490027
Volume 39
Issue 6
Start page 1385
End page 1396
Total pages 12
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper is a response to Bandura’s 2012 Guest Editorial, which defends the functional properties of self-efficacy by criticizing published studies that have demonstrated a negative relationship between self-efficacy and performance at the within-person level of analysis. We focus on the theoretical and methodological criticisms that Bandura has made in relation to our (Yeo & Neal) 2006 piece that examined the dynamic relationship between self-efficacy and performance across levels of analysis and specificity. In doing so, we explain the importance of designing and analyzing studies involving self-efficacy at the within-person level of analysis. We then demonstrate how the concept of resource allocation can explain the co-existence of positive and negative dynamic self-efficacy effects across the between- and within-person levels of analysis. We acknowledge the great strides that researchers have made in understanding the complex and dynamic processes involving self-efficacy and encourage researchers to continue this collective effort.
Keyword Self-efficacy
Performance
Resource allocation theory
Multi-level analysis
Within-person processes
Resource-allocation
Skill acquisition
Own incompetence
Performance
Motivation
Metaanalysis
Work
Conscientiousness
Framework
Outcomes
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Editorial
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