Key Definitions for Confidence
Self-confidence - a person's belief in their ability to achieve sucess.
Self-efficacy - situation-specific self-confidence.
Performance accomplishments - previous successes at the task.
Vicarious experience - watching others of similar standard successfully perform a skill.
Verbal persuasion - encouragement from significant others.
Emotional arousal - perceiving physiological arousal as indicating emotion.
Social facilitation - the benefical influence of the presence of others on performance (the others can be in the audience or coactors who are doing the same activity).
Evaluation apprehension - a sense of anxiety caused by a performer's thinking that their…