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General self-efficacy scale [PDF]

General self-efficacy is a person’s perception of their ability to perform tasks across a wide range of contexts (Chen, Gully, & Eden, 2001). This is typically assessed by addressing levels of confidence in performing tasks and whether or not someone can do or accomplish a given task.

This is a recommended, validated, and reliable scale for measuring general self-efficacy. The scale below has been adapted from Chen, Gully, and Eden (2001) to align with the best practices outlined in our best practices for questionnaire design. 

For various reasons, you may wish to amend this scale for your own evaluation purposes. We have provided guidance below to ensure that your scale follows good practices in questionnaire design and remains valid. Before you adapt this questionnaire further, please consult our FAQs and guidance on questionnaires.

General self-efficacy scale