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Self Efficacy And Personality Paper

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ACADEMIC SELF EFFICACY AND PERSONALITY Personality is considered a fairly stable pattern of psychological behavior (thoughts, feelings, and actions) and influences how one will act in response to diverse circumstances (Quinn, Faerman, Thompson, & McGrath, 2003). Personality does not determine behavior; behavior arises in a context, such as work. According to (Berens et al., 2001), “personalities reflect the requirements of the contexts as well as our innate tendencies and how we have adapted to these contexts over time”. In other words, an individual’s behavior is determined by the requirements of the situation. "Efficacy beliefs do not share the major properties ascribed to personality traits" (Bandura, 1997). While self-efficacy is not

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