Bandura Social Learning Theory Research Paper

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Bandura’s Social Learning Theory Albert Bandura’s (1997) social learning theory states that people learn from their interactions with others. It says that people learn from watching each other or by imitation. There are three types of Bandura’s social learning theory: observational learning, imitation, and behavior modeling (Bruner, 1990; Wood, Bruner, & Ross, 1976). Bandura’s social learning theory says that humans cannot learn for themselves, thus they have to control the variables in their surroundings to influence their own learning (Bandura, 1999). By this information above, we can see that we are both learners and copies of the observed action. The two important factors that affect the decision/behavior of the Grade 10 students from…show more content…
Diagram of INFLUENCE VS. INTEREST The variable influence is external factors that directly made the mindset of the student change to his/her perception in selecting a strand in Senior High School. It is possible that it is affected by family or close friends of the students depending on the circumstances. The student shows inconsistency during the stage of choosing or decision-making. The variable interest is personal preferences based on the enthusiasm of the student in choosing a specific strand based on his or her preferred personal interest or mindset. A student is not directly affected by the influence of people around him or her. They stay committed to their personality based on the given fact that they are not conveyed by the decision of others and no matter what the circumstances may arise; they remain truthful in their behavior while choosing. The variable decision is the behavior and the reaction of a student in a given circumstance where he/she will be affected by the external factor (influence) or remain true to his personal growth (interest) while making a selection from the different strands in Senior High School. Many factors will affect the circumstances in decision phase like the lack of confidence of the student to pursue his/her own interest so thereby contemplating on the influence of his/her environment. The mindset of the student to stay committed on his/her desired strand no matter what happens, and also lastly, the perception of the student…show more content…
Holland also suggested that the personality of the student or his/her interest may vary from the work environment, for example, an artistic person will most likely be part of an artistic circle or community rather than being realistic. From this idea, we now understand the concept of the familiarity of the individual to his/her environment, for example, Grade 10 students that are more inclined to politics and socioeconomic studies will most likely fall under Humanities and Social Science (HUMSS) Strand thus concluding that interest will affect the decision of the student in choosing a strand. On the other hand in Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory, it is stated that an individual learns through our environment and social context. We learned from one another as we decided to observed people around us. If we see a positive feedback towards other people’s action, we tend to imitate it, thus, influencing us to do the same thing in a given circumstance, either to be rewarded based on this action or to be a better version of our self. This factor greatly affects the individual on his/her decision at a given time because of the influence

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