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Goals and Self-efficacy in Persistence

The researchers framed their findings in the study on adult student persistence as supports. Explore the supports suggested as building self-efficacy, establishment of a goal by the student, and progress toward reaching a goal.

Providing the following experiences will build self-efficacy: mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, social persuasion, and addressing psychological and emotional states. Think about how you have successfully promoted these experiences and explore other ways to build self-efficacy.

Try an idea for supporting student persistence and share how it works with your colleagues.

Follow the steps to self-study below.

  1. Read the related research. next arrow
  2. Reflect on this research and your practice. next arrow
  3. Focus on an aspect of your practice. next arrow

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