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ERIC Number: EJ1150159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Extending Self-Efficacy Theory to Leadership: A Review and Empirical Test
McCormick, Michael J.; Tanguma, Jesús; López-Forment, Anita Sohn
Journal of Leadership Education, v1 n2 p34-49 Win 2002
In this study Bandura's (1986) self-efficacy concept was extended to the leadership studies domain. The literature was reviewed to support the proposition that high leadership self-efficacy was a necessary, though not sufficient, factor contributing to leadership performance. Also, antecedents of leadership self-efficacy were identified based upon self-efficacy theory. Leadership self-efficacy was found to predict leadership behavior and distinguish leaders from nonleaders. Further, prior leadership experiences predicted leadership self-efficacy judgments. Finally, women reported significantly lower leadership self-efficacy than men. Implications for leadership education practices and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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