Collective Efficacy

  • Stephen J. Zaccaro
  • Virginia Blair
  • Christopher Peterson
  • Michelle Zazanis
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


One’s perceptions or beliefs about expected competency in an achievement domain are a critical determinant of motivation and performance. Constructs that incorporate such beliefs and have been tied to successful performance include effectance motivation (White, 1959), personal causation (DeCharms, 1968), locus of control (Rotter, 1966), intrinsic motivation (Deci, 1975), explanatory style (Peterson & Seligman, 1984), personal control (Greenberger & Strasser, 1986), and self-efficacy (Bandura, 1977, 1982, 1986). A common component across these constructs is a self-perceived performance mastery that governs choices within an achievement domain and “encourages intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and physiological vigor in the face of challenge” (Peterson & Stunkard, 1989, p. 820).


Organizational Citizenship Behavior Collective Efficacy Group Task Group Cohesion Group Goal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Zaccaro
    • 1
  • Virginia Blair
    • 1
  • Christopher Peterson
    • 2
  • Michelle Zazanis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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