describes the confidence of being able to successfully solve future challenges based on one's own abilities.

In the literature, self-efficacy is described as "task-specific self-confidence" or the "basic ability to cope, perform, and succeed." Individuals with strong self-efficacy recover more quickly from setbacks, show greater commitment to overcoming hurdles, and thus increase the likelihood of success.

Experienced successes increase the conviction that one can also be successful in the future - especially if these successes are attributed to one's own abilities and not to fortunate circumstances: People who initially have to accept setbacks and then make progress through their own efforts increase their self-efficacy level more than those who are successful right away.

There is also a significant relationship between self-efficacy and goal commitment. High self-efficacy increases the acceptance of high goals: People do not give up in the face of setbacks; instead, they continue to develop new strategies for achieving goals and intensify their efforts.