The Generalized Self-Efficacy scale is a self-reported measure that includes 10 items designed to assess individual perceptions about self-efficacy, based on the original Generalized Self-Efficacy scale (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995). Different aspects of self-efficacy—that is, an optimistic sense of personal competence—captured by the scale include determination, problem-solving, and ability to cope.
Geographies Tested: Belgium,Canada,China,Costa Rica,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany,Greece,Hungary,India,Indonesia,Iran,Italy,Japan,Korea, South,Netherlands,Peru,Poland,Portugal,Russia,Spain,Syria,United Kingdom,United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Not at all true - 1
Hardly true - 2
Moderately true - 3
Exactly true - 4
The possible response range for each item is 1 to 4. Responses to all 10 items are summed with final score values ranging from 10 to 40; higher scores indicate greater self-efficacy.
Scholz, U., Doña, B. G., Sud, S., & Schwarzer, R. (2002). Is general self-efficacy a universal construct? Psychometric findings from 25 countries. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 18(3), 242-251. https://doi.org/10.1027//1015-57188.8.131.52
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