Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory

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THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK This thesis entitled The Influence of the Liberated Environment of Polytechnic University of the Philippines to the Lives of the Selected Grade 12 Students of PUP Manila, SY 2017-2018 seeks to conceptualize how a particular environment drives the behavior, how it influences, and how it affects some of its constituents. Thus, it is important for the researchers to find valuable line of study in the form of proved theories to further test and examine its claim. Environment is defined as a place wherein people interact, socialize, and communicate with others. It plays a big and major role upon forming one’s attitude and social integration for them to widen their perspective about a particular matter. Also, environment shapes…show more content…
Social Cognitive Theory or SCT was based on the concept that learning is affected by cognitive, behavioral, and environmental factors (Bandura, 1991). The theory states that when people observe a model performing a behavior and the consequences of that behavior, they remember the sequence of events and use this information to guide subsequent behaviors. Observing a model can also prompt the viewer to engage in behavior they already learned (Bandura, 1986). Social Cognitive Theory also emphasizes human capacities for self-direction and self-motivation (Bandura, 1988a). In exercising self-directedness, people adapt internal standards, they keep track of their behavior and they arrange incentives for themselves to sustain their efforts until they accomplish what they set out to do. Through self-evaluative reactions, they keep their conduct in line with their standards and very own…show more content…
According to Icek Ajzen, human behavior is guided by three kinds of considerations: beliefs about the likely consequences of the behavior (behavioral beliefs), beliefs about the normative expectations of others (normative beliefs), and beliefs about the presence of factors that may facilitate or impede performance of the behavior (control beliefs). He also asserted on his work entitled From Intention to Actions: A Theory of Planned Behavior that “successful performance of social behavior was shown to depend on the degree of control a person has over internal and external factors that may interfere with the execution of an intended action.” The extent to which an attainment of a behavioral goal depends on skills, abilities, will power, or opportunity varies, however, from behavior to behavior (Ajzen, 1975 p. 26) Figure 2: Ajzen’s Theory of Panned
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