SELF-EFFICACY By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a capacity to bring about a desired result. To bring desired results by performing in an efficient way is known as self-efficacy. SELF-EFFICACY: "Self-efficacy is a capacity to bring about a desired result." Related Psychology Terms SUBTHERAPEUTIC DOSE ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS CAUSE PERCEIVED SELF-EFFICACY OVERCONFIDENCE LOW VISION OUTCOME RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONAL HUMANISM PERFORMANCE ANXIETY THOUGHT AVOIDANCE Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-EFFICACY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-efficacy/ (accessed June 24, 2017).