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

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JournalPerspectives on Medical Education
DateSubmitted - 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 22 Nov 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 26 Feb 2018
DatePublished (current) - Apr 2018
Issue number2
Volume7
Pages (from-to)76-82
Early online date26/02/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.

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