Key Definitions for Confidence

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  • Created on: 07-05-11 18:51

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


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