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Let us examine the points in which it varies from pure democracy, and we shall comprehend both the nature of the cure and the efficacy which it must derive from the Union.
A kind of mystic ceremony substituted for religious worship, with what spiritual efficacy has not been determined.
In the fourth case, the word acquires, through association, some of the same causal efficacy as the object.
There is, however, another way of approaching the meaning of images, namely through their causal efficacy. What is called an image "of" some definite object, say St.
In order to define the "meaning" of an image, we have to take account both of its resemblance to one or more prototypes, and of its causal efficacy. If there were such a thing as a pure imagination-image, without any prototype whatever, it would be destitute of meaning.
The officiating undertakers made some protest against these changes in the ceremonies; but, the river being alarmingly near, and several voices remarking on the efficacy of cold immersion in bringing refractory members of the profession to reason, the protest was faint and brief.
The devoutest person could have rendered no greater homage to the efficacy of an honest prayer than he did in this distrust of his wife.
This result is in line with Del Libano, Llorens, Salanova, and Schaufeli's (2012) proposal that work engagement is a proximal outcome of self-efficacy, namely, employees with strong, versus weak, efficacy beliefs in their task performance exhibit greater effort, persistence, and help-seeking tendencies, and are more thoughtful and reflective in their work.
H1: There is a positive significant association between reading self efficacy beliefs and global reading strategies.
One cannot master everything, individuals have different areas in which they cultivate their self-efficacy, therefore, "the efficacy belief system is not a global trait but a differentiated set of self-beliefs linked to distinct realms of functioning" (Bandura, 2006, p.307).
In particular, a coach's own perceptions of his or her coaching ability has been found to impact his or her athletes, a concept defined as coaching efficacy (Feltz, Chase, Mortiz, & Sullivan, 1999; Kenow & Williams, 1992,1999).
Self efficacy : Self efficacy can be explained in terms of having belief and confidence carried out by a person on his or her abilities in solving difficult problems, finding means to fulfil their goals, in confronting unforeseen and unexpected situations.