Self-efficacy judgment is from social cognitive theory and refers to a person's expectations concerning his or her ability to perform specific behaviors in a situation. It is tightly linked to your belief in your ability to accomplish something specific. It can affect how you manage it. Suppose you feel confident that you can handle a new challenge. In that case, you might be highly motivated to take action, put more effort toward accomplishing it, and display higher resilience when you face adversity.