Abstract: Self-efficacy is not the same as general self-confidence because it is a feeling of personal mastery. It is preferable to think of self-efficacy beliefs as a collection of detailed assessments of one's own skills. It is described as a person's confidence in their ability to perform a specific task. It is concerned with a person's ability to handle events as they come along. Self-efficacy and self-esteem are philosophically related. Self-efficacy seems to be more task- or scenario-specific, but self-esteem tends to be a more universal trait (it will be present in any situation).