Discuss the role of self-efficacy and attributional beliefs on
What do you see yourself doing ten years from now? Twenty years from now? What might you become, and what would you like to become? What are you afraid of becoming? These questions all address the construct of possible selves. Thinking about possible selves can have a very concrete impact on how we initiate and structure our actions to realize positive possible selves.
Discussions are an opportunity for you to communicate your ideas clearly and effectively, interact and challenge your peers respectfully, and support your writing with examples and scholarly resources. Be sure to answer all questions and view the rubric to be sure you can earn maximum points.
This activity addresses Module Outcomes 2 & 4. Upon successful completion of this activity, you will be able to:
- MO2: Discuss theory of possible selves and its application to career goals. (CO4)
- MO4: Discuss the role of culture on self-efficacy, possible selves, and learned helplessness. (CO2, CO3)
This activity aligns with the career competencies of written communication and critical thinking.
For your discussion posting this week, complete the following:
Please answer the following questions and respond to at least 3 other students’ posts.
1. Discuss the role of self-efficacy and attributional beliefs on:
- What you hope to become (hoped-for possible self)
- The selves you could become (expected possible self)
- The selves that you fear of becoming (feared possible self).
2. The formation of possible selves is influenced by developmental factors, socio-cultural factors, access to models, attributional history, and self-efficacy judgments.
- Discuss at least two of these factors on your own hoped for and feared possible selves.
3. Discuss the role of self efficacy and learned helplessness on possible selves and motivation, and how culture may play a role in whether or not one sees “hoped for” possible selves or “feared possible selves” more likely in academic or career success.
Keep the following points in mind when working in the discussion forums:
- Postings should display originality in thought and insightful synthesis.
- Postings should demonstrate understanding of key concepts.
- Responses should be original and stimulate discussion.
- Remember to properly cite and reference your sources in APA format.
- For maximum points in discussions, reply to at least threeof your classmates\\\’ postings before Sunday night.