Despite the application of Self-Efficacy Theory (Bandura, 1977, 2000) to many areas of psychology, there is a lack of research on self-efficacy in the ability to testify in court. The present study fills this gap by incrementally developing the construct of Witness Self-Efficacy and establishing its psychometric properties. Study I featured exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses yielding a two-factor Witness Self-Efficacy Scale (WSES). The two components are Poise and Communication Style.
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Cramer, R.J., Neal, T.M.S., DeCoster, J., & Brodsky, S.L. (2010). Witness self-efficacy: Development and validation of the construct. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 28, 784-800. doi: 10.1002/bsl.952