Relations between Negative Meta -messages, Irrational Thinking and Personal Self-efficiency

Mihaela Paula Manole, Maria Doina Schipor


Communication skills represent an important condition for a successful education. This assertion becomes more real when is applied to teachers. Also, the irrational thinking and the lack of self -efficiency beliefs are ones of the most frequent factors of decreasing performances. This study aims at figuring out the relations between the negative meta -messages, the irrational thinking and the feeling of personal self-efficiency. We conducted an investigative study, using the questionnaire as instrument to measure the variables. The sample comprises 40 teachers and 70 pupils from different ages. The results of the study show that the negative metamessages are positively related to irrational thinking and negatively to the personal self -efficiency feeling. From this perspective, the variables under investigation can turn into important key factors of personal changes, meaning a better efficiency in communica ting with oneself or with the others. Any irrational thinking can be approximated to a rational way of thinking and may become a transversal ability even a universal capacity through which we manifest in order to reach our educational or professional goals.

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