Self-efficacy beliefs of medical students: A review of the research

Robert Mark Klassen, Joel Klassen

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Self-efficacy is a theoretically and empirically robust motivation belief that has been shown to play an important role in the learning and development of new skills and knowledge. In this article, we critically review research on the self-efficacy beliefs of medical students, with a goal to evaluate the existing research and to strengthen future work. In particular, we sought to describe the state of research on medical student self-efficacy and to critically examine the conceptualization and measurement of the construct. Finally, we aimed to provide directions for future self-efficacy research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-82
JournalPerspectives on Medical Education
Issue number2
Early online date26 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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