ERIC Number: ED319601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Further Development of an Elementary Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument: A Preservice Elementary Scale.
Enochs, Larry G.; Riggs, Iris M.
If elementary science education is to be improved, elementary teachers must be willing to devote more time and energy to the curriculum. Increased self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs were predicted antecedents to the behavior change. This study was designed to provide a valid and reliable measure of the teacher self-efficacy of preservice elementary science teachers. In order to do this, the Riggs (1988) Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI) Form A was modified from an inservice orientation to measure the beliefs of elementary preservice teachers. Based upon Bandura's social learning theory, the two-sub scales of STEBI (Form B) measure constructs of self-efficacy and outcome expectancy with regard to science teaching and learning. Item and factor analyses revealed that the scales are homogeneous and distinct, and the new form (Form B) is consistent with the previous form. Twenty-two references, five tables and the survey instruments are attached. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (63rd, Atlanta, GA, April 8-11, 1990).