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In a variety of disciplines, in a range of classrooms self-efficacy has been linked to higher levels of student effort, a willingness to tackle more difficult challenges, and results in greater student achievement. Beyond a sense of self-esteem, self-efficacious students believe themselves capable of finding solutions by struggling through hard work. Nanny Flowers supports Pikea's struggle to learn and buffers her from Koro's disapproval. 


Kirk, K. (n.d.). Self-Efficacy: Helping Students Believe in Themselves. Retrieved June 17, 2015, from  




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