The New General Self-Efficacy Scale is an 8-item measure that builds upon prior research of self-efficacy (i.e. General Self-Efficacy Scale, Scherer 1982). This scale includes items related to the ability to overcome challenges and succeed in various tasks.
High Psychometric Score Multi-Country
1. I will be able to achieve most of the goals that I have set for myself.
2. When facing difficult tasks, I am certain that I will accomplish them.
3. In general, I think that I can obtain outcomes that are important to me.
4. I believe I can succeed at almost any endeavor to which I set my mind.
5. I will be able to successfully overcome many challenges.
6. I am confident that I can perform effectively on many different tasks.
7. Compared to other people, I can do most tasks very well.
8. Even when things are tough, I can perform quite well.
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5
The mean of the item scores is calculated for the total scale score.
Chen, G., Gully, S. M., & Eden, D. (2001). Validation of a new general self-efficacy scale. Organizational Research Methods, 4(1), 62-83. https://doi.org/10.1177/109442810141004
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing