Throughout our lifetime, we get tons of feedback, and the feedback we receive affects our motivation. Feedback and support from others is a source of our self-efficacy — the belief we have in ourselves to accomplish a task.
Using a simple formula, we can adjust our feedback to be a super-booster for self-efficacy in others, through what I call, “Sticky Feedback.” This original metaphor has helped many people I’ve taught over the years understand the power of strategically crafted feedback, and I hope it helps you, too!
Transcript of audio provided below. Closed captioning coming soon.
Self-efficacy is the belief you can accomplish a task.
- Mastery Experiences: That is previous related experiences and performances. One might think: I did task, therefore I think I can do more challenging task.
- Vicarious Experiences (or more simply the observation or introduction of role-models). One might think: Someone did task, therefore I think I can do task.
- Physiological or emotional cues if interpreted as signs of ability. One might think: Just because I am experiencing this [emotion or physiological response], it doesn’t mean I cannot do [task].
- Social Persuasion is feedback and support from others. One might think: Someone said they believed I could do task, therefore I think I can do task.
Two types of feedback
What’s the point of building self-efficacy?
- AND…. PERSISTENCE!