The belief that the most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
An dividual's belief in his or her capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments. Self-efficacy reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one's own motivation, behavior, and social environment.
Acquisition of skill is a type of learning in which repetition results in enduring changes in an individual’s capability to perform a specific task. With enough repetition, performance of the task eventually may become automatic.