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›› 2008, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (1): 106-113.

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A Review of Study on Self-managemen

Sun Xiaomin;Xue Gang   

  1. School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • Received:2007-09-21 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-01-15 Published:2008-01-15
  • Contact: Sun XiaoMin

Abstract: Self-management is a goal-management process during which individual proactively applies cognitive and behavioral strategies to his/her thinking, mood, behavior and the environment. It is vital for individual’s study, living, and life-long development. Based on systematic review of self-management’s concept, theoretical basis, evaluating methods and measurement tools, the study concluded the core characteristics of self-management: emphasis on initiative, goal- oriented, and employment of behavioral and cognitive strategies. Based on the analysis of the shortcomings of existed studies, the author pointed out that the training and evaluation of average people’s self-management ability would be the focus of future research

Key words: self-management, self-efficacy, social cognitive theory

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