The Relationships between Motivation and Self-Efficacy

  • Raphael Gomel Rishon le'zion
Keywords: self-efficacy, motivation, willingness to perform


Self-efficacy is percived as a main factor that shapes motivation to perform tasks. The relationships between self-efficacy and motivation were examined in a recent experimental prosedure presented here, conducted between managers and workers. The findings suggests different connections between these variables. A quantitative research was conducted in a college for adult studies (Gomel, 2016). 207 participants of courses in the college were required to estimate their ability to successfully complete an hypothetical task, Their selfefficacy, motivation and willingness to perform were measured. Their motivation was manipulated and changes in variables were measured. Pearson correlation coefficient and Spearman correlation coefficient were used to examine the relationships between variables. In addition, linear regression tests were done, to test the effect of interactions between motivation and specific self-efficacy on willingness to perform of the participants. It was found that motivation participates in determining self-efficacy and in forming the relationship between self-efficacy and willingness to perform. It was also found that motivation has a more crucial role than specific self-efficacy in predicting willingness to perform.