ALBERT  BANDURA

Agentic Developmental Theory

Social Cognitive Theory examines the complex interplay of socioeconomic, familial, educational, peer and self-influences in shaping the developmental trajectories of children. Within the interdependent family system, the quality of family functioning and satisfaction with family life depend on how family members exercise their agency in spousal, parental, and filial relationships. Agentic efficacy is developed by social modeling and guided mastery experiences.

Bandura, A. (2006). Adolescent development from an agentic perspective. In F. Pajares & T. Urdan (Eds.). Self-efficacy beliefs of adolescents, (Vol. 5., pp. 1-43). Greenwich, CT: IAP - Information Age Publishing.
Bandura, A. (1996). Social cognitive theory of human development. In T. Husen & T. N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), International encyclopedia of education (2nd ed., pp. 5513-5518). Oxford: Pergamon Press.
Bussey, K., & Bandura, A. (2004). Social cognitive theory of gender development and functioning. In A.H. Eagly, A. Beall, & R. Sternberg (Eds.). The psychology of gender (2nd ed., pp.92-119) New York: Guilford.
Bandura, A. & Bussey, K. (2004). On broadening the cognitive, motivational, and sociostructural scope of theorizing about gender development and functioning. A reply to Martin, Ruble, and Szkrybalo. Psychological Bulletin, 130, 691-701.
Bandura, A. (1969).Social-learning theory of identificatory processes.  In D. Goslin (Ed.), Handbook of socialization theory and research (pp. 213-262).  Chicago:  Rand McNally.
Bandura, A. (1967).The role of modeling processes in personality development.  In W. Hartup & N. Smothergill (Eds.), The young child. Washington: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Bandura, A. (1989).Social cognitive theory.  In R. Vasta (Ed.), Annals of child development. Vol. 6. Six theories of child development (pp. 1-60).  Greenwich, CT:  JAI Press.
 

RESEARCH

Bandura, A., Caprara, G.V., Barbaranelli, C., Regalia, C., & Scabini, E. (2011). Impact of family efficacy beliefs on quality of family functioning and satisfaction with family life. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60, 421-448
Caprara, G. V., Pastorelli, C., Regalia, C., Scabini, E., & Bandura, A. (2005). Impact of adolescents’ filial self-efficacy on quality of family functioning and satisfaction. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 15, 71-97.
Caprara, G. V., Regalia, C., Scabini, E., Barbaranelli, C., & Bandura, A. (2004). Assessment of filial, parental, marital, and collective family efficacy beliefs. European Journal of Psychological Assessmet, 20, 247-261.
Pastorelli, C., Caprara, G. V., Barbaranelli, C., Rola, J., Rozsa, S., & Bandura, A. (2001). Structure of children’s perceived self-efficacy: A Cross-national study. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 17, 87-97.
Caprara, G.V., Fida, A., Vecchionem, M., Del Bove, G., Vecchio, G.M., Barbaranelli, C., & Bandura, A. (2008). Longitudinal analysis of the role of perceived efficacy for self-regulated learning in academic continuance and achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 100, 525-534.
Bandura, A., Barbaranelli, C., Caprara, G. V., & Pastorelli, C. (2001). Self-efficacy beliefs as shapers of children’s aspirations and career trajectories. Child Development, 72, 187-206.
Bandura, A., Caprara, G. V., Barbaranelli, C., Gerbino, M. G., & Pastorelli, C. (2003). Role of affective self-regulatory efficacy in diverse spheres of psychosocial functioning. Child Development, 74, 769-782.
Epel, E. S., Bandura, A., & Zimbardo, P. G. (1999). Escaping homelessness: The influences of self-efficacy and time perspective on coping with homelessness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 575-596.
Caprara, G. V., Scabini, E., Barbaranelli, C., Pastorelli, C., Regalia, C., & Bandura, A. (1998). Impact of adolescents’ perceived self-regulatory efficacy on familial communication and antisocial conduct. European Psychologist, 3, 125-132.
Caprara, G.V., Regalia, C., & Bandura, A. (2002). Longitudinal impact of perceived self- regulatory efficacy on violent conduct. European Psychologist, 7, 63-69.
Bandura, A., C. Barbaranelli, G. V. Caprara, & C. Pastorelli (1996). Mechanisms of moral disengagement in the exercise of moral agency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 364-374.
Bussey, K., & Bandura, A. (1984). Influence of gender constancy and social power on sex-     linked modeling.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47, 1292-1302.
Bussey, K., & Bandura, A. (1992). Self-regulatory mechanisms governing gender    development.  Child Development, 63, 1236-1250.
Bandura, A., Caprara, G. V., Barbaranelli, C., Pastorelli, C., & Regalia, C. (2001). Sociocognitive self-regulatory mechanisms governing transgressive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 125-135.
Bussey, K., & Bandura, A. (1992). Self-regulatory mechanisms governing gender development. Child Development, 63, 1236-1250.


BOOKS

Bandura, A., & Walters, R. H. Adolescent aggression. New York: Ronald Press, 1959.