Arnold, J. J., Johnson, L. M., Tucker, S. J., Malec, J. F., Henrickson, S. E., & Dunn, W. F.
One major deficit in the field of simulation research is a lack of valid and reliable evaluation tools. This study, by researchers mainly from the Mayo Clinic, begins to resolve that deficit by reporting â€œthe validity and reliabilityâ€¦of an emergency response performance tool (ERPT)â€ as well as a self-efficacy tool (p. 36). Using Banduraâ€™s theory as the theoretical framework, they guessed that self-efficacy predicts performance when it comes to emergency situations. They found that the ERPT was reliable and valid and that the self-efficacy tool was reliable and reflected internal consistency. Regarding their hypothesis, the data supported their position that self-efficacy predicts performance.