The Work Self-Efficacy Inventory (WS-Ei) measures a range of job behaviors and practices referring to beliefs in one's command of the social requirements necessary for success in the workplace. The WS-Ei’s theoretical underpinning is that individuals with higher work self-efficacy are more likely to undertake, and to be successful in, workplace performance. Furthermore, work accomplishments, in turn, increase self-efficacy through a feedback loop tying subsequent performance to augmented self-efficacy beliefs.
WS-Ei has two forms. Form A (Self Form) is completed by the respondent. There are 30 statements that reflect the respondent’s confidence in his or her ability to perform a variety of workplace activities. Form B (Performance Rating Form) can be filled out by both self and others and is a single-item inventory. It is a performance-based measure that can be used as a basis for professional and personal development as well as a tool for performance feedback.
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