Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
CID H, PATRICIA; ORELLANA Y, ALDA y BARRIGA, OMAR. General self-effcacy scale validation in Chile. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, n.5, pp. 551-557. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872010000500004.
Background: Self effcacy refers to an individuals belief in his or her capability to produce given achievements and the individuals perception of his or her ability to perform an action. Aim: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the General Self-effcacy Scale in Chilean population. Material and Methods: The study was carried out in 360 subjects, both sexes, 15-65 years of age, from Concepción, Chile, who answered Self-efficacy, Self-esteem and Health Status Perception instruments. Reliability was verified by Cronbachs alpha coefficient and validity by expert re-vision, univariate statistics, correlations among items, item-scale correlations, and correlations with Self-esteem and Perception of Health Status constructs. Results: The structure of the scale is uni-dimensional, homogenous and positively related with the constructs examined. Conclusions: The General Self-efficacy Scale is a reliable and valid measure of the perception of self-efficacy in the Chilean population.
Palabras clave : Reproducibility of results; Self concept; Self efficacy.