Perceived self-efficacy refers to beliefs that individuals hold about their capability to carry out action in a way that will influence the events that affect their lives. 

Albert Bandura defines it as a personal judgement of "how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations

See a simple video presentation on Bandura’s self-efficacy - the role and sources:

WHO (2006) WP7 on Mental Health and Schools: Glossary: Retrieved 10 december 2018, from

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