Jennifer Scheinman, MA
PSYCHOLOGY MASTER’S THESIS ABSTRACT
The Influence of Perceived Self-efficacy and Behavioral Modeling Training on Reactions to Training, Change in Self-efficacy, and Performance on a Business Memo Task
Behavioral modeling training and perceived self-efficacy were examined. Training group subjects completed pre- and post-training self-efficacy measures, a reaction measure, and a performance test from which both quality and quantity were examined.
A significant correlation was found for the training group between pre-training self-efficacy and quality measures, $r(33) = .36, p < .05.$ No significant relationships were found between pre-training self-efficacy and post-training reactions or quantity measures.
The training group increased significantly more than the no training group on self-efficacy, pre-training to post-training, $F(1,66) = 24.77, p < .0001.$
On the performance test, the training group performed significantly better in terms of quality, $F (1,66) = 40.62, p < .0001$ and quantity, $F(1,66) = 28.69, p < .0001$ measures.
It was concluded that behavioral modeling training is a sufficient method to increase perceived self-efficacy and to positively affect performance in terms of both quality and quantity.