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1. Do you think it is easier to foster the development of self-esteem or self-efficacy? Why?
This question relates to the long-term debate on self-esteem versus self-efficacy.
Some argue that self-esteem is the result of self-efficacy; while others are the exact opposite, that self-esteem is necessary in order to development self-efficacy. However, both concepts are also referred to as being the results of accomplishments.
For example, Stevenson argued: "Self-esteem theorists have it backward. Meaningful self-evaluation and positive self-esteem are usually results, not antecedents, of accomplishments." (cited in ...
The solution explores whether it is easier to foster the development of self-esteem or self-efficacy, and why.