Confirmatory factor analysis of the general self-efficacy scale

Rudolf J. Bosscher*, Johannes H. Smit

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A confirmatory factor analysis of the factor structure of the adapted General Self-Efficacy Scale, created by Sherer et al., was conducted to assess whether the scale's purported 3 factors emerged. The results generally supported the 3-factor model, but a model with 3 correlated factors and one higher-order factor (general self-efficacy) proved to fit the data even better.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

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