Generalized Self-Efficacy

1.   I am strong enough to overcome life’s struggles.
2.   At root‚ I am a weak person. (r)
3.   I can handle the situations that life brings.
4.   I usually feel that I am an unsuccessful person. (r)
5.   I often feel that there is nothing that I can do well. (r)
6.   I feel competent to deal effectively with the real world.
7.   I often feel like a failure. (r)
8.   I usually feel I can handle the typical problems that come up in life.
r= items are reverse scored
0 (strongly disagree ) to 10 (strongly agree ).

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Judge‚ Timothy A.‚ Bono‚ J. E.‚ Erez‚ A.‚ Thoresen‚ C. J. (2002). Are Measures of Self-EsteemNeuroticismLocus of Control‚ and Generalized Self-Efficacy Indicators of a Common Core Construct? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 93(3)‚ 693-710.