The General Self-efficacy Scale (GSES) consists of 10-items and is an one-dimensional questionnaire that measures how someone generally copes with stressors or difficult situations in life. It concerns ten statements (optimistic “self-beliefs”) that ask about how people think and act in general.
Year: 1995 Authors: Schwarzer et al. Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Self-efficacy
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Measure: Self-efficacy
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 16-80 Reference: 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).
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Unclear Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.13072/midss.488