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General Self-efficacy

The following questionnaire is for personal information only and is not meant to be a professional evaluation. As with many research questionnaires, this questionnaire may not be normed for online participants. Please take this into account when you receive the results.


This questionnaire measures general self-efficacy which is your belief that you can handle situations so as to successfully attain your goals.

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  • Instructions:

    Below is a list of feelings dealing with general feelings about yourself. Indicate the amount of your agreement with each item. Please be open and honest in your responses.

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    Item 1: I can always manage to solve difficult problems if I try hard enough.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 2: If someone opposes me, I can find the means and ways to get what I want.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 3: It is easy for me to stick to my aims and accomplish my goals.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 4: I am confident that I could deal efficiently with unexpected events.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 5: Thanks to my resourcefulness, I know how to handle unforeseen situations.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 6: I can solve most problems if I invest the necessary effort.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 7: I can remain calm when facing difficulties because I can rely on my coping abilities.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 8: When I am confronted with a problem, I can usually find several solutions.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 9: If I am in trouble, I can usually think of a solution.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


    Item 10: I can usually handle whatever comes my way.

    Not At All True
    Hardly True
    Moderately True
    Exactly True


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    For authors and more information:
    Schwarzer, R., & Jerusalem, M. (1995). Generalized Self-Efficacy scale. In J. Weinman, S. Wright, & M. Johnston, Measures in health psychology: A user’s portfolio. Causal and control beliefs (pp. 35-37). Windsor, UK: NFER-NELSON.

    Schwarzer, R., & Jerusalem, M. (2004). General self-efficacy scale. In S. Salek (Ed.), Compendium of quality of life instruments (Vol. 6, Section 2A:1) [CD-ROM]. Cardiff, Wales: Centre for Socioeconomic Research, Cardiff University. Haslemere, England: Euromed Communications [CD-ROM publication, without page numbers].

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