General self-efficacy scale (GSE)

Published26th September 2014

This scale assesses a general sense of perceived self-efficacy. It aims to predict coping with daily hassles and adaptation after stressful life events. It can be used with young people aged 12 upwards and adults. This scale does not measure self-efficacy to perform a specific task, but general belief in the self to respond to life’s demands.

The scale is ten items, and the higher the score, the greater the person’s sense of self-efficacy.

There is a free data set of 18,000 respondents for comparison data available via the website below.

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