A City Guide To Anxiang Chengguanzhen for This aspect of dispositional self-regulation can be defined as the extent to which a person can focus on activities and goals and avoid being distracted by competing goals, demands, or even negative arising emotions, such as anxiety about failure, that might interfere with goal attainment or, at least, return to goal-directed activity after the distraction has passed or been dealt with. As yet there is no available evidence as to the predictive ability of this scale in terms of behaviour change, but it is an important addition to the factors likely to inform behaviour. In contrast, there is a wealth of evidence supporting the predictive utility of the next construct we introduce, self efficacy. outcome expectancies the outcome that is expected to result from behaviour, e.g. exercise will make me fitter. self-regulation the process by which individuals monitor and adjust their behaviour, thoughts and emotions in order to maintain a balance or a sense of normal function. A City Guide To Anxiang Chengguanzhen 2016.