Much has been written on the self-perceived ability of individuals to change the nature of their lives (Rotter, 1990; Judge & Bono, 2001). While many psychologists interpret ideas such as "locus of control" and "self-efficacy" as individually variable personality characteristics, they may actually reflect worldviews of a nation, ethnic group, or geographic community. How might these worldviews affect the self-perceived ability of individuals to change the nature of their lives? How should these worldviews be addressed or compensated for in the scholarly research?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:20 am ad1c9bdddf
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I deem that worldviews definitely affect the self-perceived ability of individuals and their abilities to change the nature of their lives. Research on the link between worldviews and self-efficacy demonstrate these holistic connections, as evident from this article:
Fincham, S. M., Roomaney, R., & Kagee, A. (2015). The relationship between worldview, self-efficacy, ...
200 word of notes and references briefly summarize some implications on how worldviews and self-efficacy correlate and why scholarship should emphasize this link.