Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SELF-EFFICACY


Definition of self-efficacy: A person's belief about his or her ability and capacity to accomplish a task or to deal with the challenges of life.
I like the way this word is defined by only my own belief, ability and capacity. I certainly understand the word capacity, but I'm wondering about its link to the word capable. I know I am able, but am I truly capable?
CAPABLE  -  adjective
  1. 1.
    having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing.

    "I'm quite capable of taking care of myself"

    synonyms:have the ability to, be equal to (the task of), be up to, have what it takes to (be)

    "I'm capable of looking after myself"




  2. 2.
    able to achieve efficiently whatever one has to do; competent.

    "she looked enthusiastic and capable"

    synonyms:competentableefficienteffectiveproficientaccomplishedadepthandy,experiencedskillfulskilledtalentedgifted;
    informaluseful

    "a capable young woman"