The Importance of Self-Efficacy and Self-Compassion


James J. Carmona (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY036000

Self-efficacy and self-compassion are psychological skills that form the basis for resilience, success, and overall quality of life, and as such understanding how best to implement these skills is essential for well-being. This volume includes six chapters that explore the concepts of self-efficacy and self-compassion from several perspectives. Chapter One investigates the predictive value of pre-academic self-efficacy for academic self-efficacy six months into the Danish teacher education program. Chapter Two provides a theoretical foundation for educator self-efficacy and current empirical evidence exploring self-efficacy of educators who are working in schools implementing tiered systems. Chapter Three examines reciprocal relations between academic self-efficacy and elements of achievement in math, with persistence as a mediator. Chapter Four synthesizes and examines research evidence on the relationship between parental self-compassion and parents’ mental health, analyzes the role of parental self-compassion in parenting practices, and investigates the effects of parents’ self-compassion on children’s outcomes. Chapter Five reviews recent findings concerning self-compassion from a trait/state perspective based on a development schema theory combined with a state of mind approach. Lastly, Chapter Six explores self-efficacy and its association with demographic characteristics in Greek families of university students with or without members with special educational needs and disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Predicting Student Teachers’ Academic Learning Self-Efficacy at the Second Semester from Their Pre-Academic Learning Self-Efficacy
(Tine Nielsen – Associate Professor, UCL University College, Odense, Denmark)

Chapter 2. Educator Self-Efficacy in Tiered Systems: Theory and Practice
(Wendy Peia Oakes, Kathleen Lynne Lane and Nelson Brunsting – Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Tempe, Arizona, USA, et al.)

Chapter 3. Mediated Relationships between Academic Self-Efficacy and Characteristics of Math Performance Differences between Boys and Girls and Students from Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Backgrounds
(Miriam M. Gebauer and Christian Schöber – Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany, et al.)

Chapter 4. Self-Compassion and Parenting
(Thanh Minh Nguyen, Hang Thi Thu Dinh and Giang Nguyen Hoang Le – Department of Psychology, Hoa Sen University, Vietnam, et al.)

Chapter 5. A State-Trait Approach to Self-Compassion: Is It a Schema or a State of Mind?
(Bruno Faustino – Lusófona University, Hei-Lab, Lisbon, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 6. Self-Efficacy and Demographics of Greek Families with and without Members with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Assimina Tsibidaki – Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece)


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