Self-Efficacy Shapes Modernization

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Barbara Drosten

Evidence from Smallholder Farmers in Ghana

ISBN 978-3-643-91041-7
Band-Nr. 72
Jahr 2019
Seiten 272
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Demokratie und Entwicklung

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-91041-7 Kategorien: , ,


Self-efficacy (SE) is the critical link between environment,
culture, institutions, modernization, and development. It
enables adaptive learning from environmental stimuli, and
fosters agency, cooperation, goal setting, openness,
opportunity recognition, and longer-term planning. SE can be
regarded as fertilizer for any policy measure. Research
amongst smallholder farmers in South Ghana shows that
historical return on investment culturally bequeathed
investment SE, which largely influences today’s farming
investment and household income. SE is well malleable and
perceptive to intentional promotion.

Barbara Drosten (PhD) is a social scientist
and was affiliated to the University of Hamburg for this
research after a career in business and international trade