ERIC Number: ED319715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Secondary School Teachers' Courses of Action in Relation to Experience and Sense of Self-Efficacy.
This study describes and assesses the influence of experience and self-confidence on teachers' reactions to problematic situations. Participants in the study were 303 expert and 136 student teachers. Data were obtained by using the questionnaires, "Situations" and "Sense of Efficacy." As expected, student teachers and expert teachers with a high sense of self-efficacy produced more confrontive and fewer permissive reaction-intentions than did student and expert teachers with a low sense of self-efficacy. In contrast to other studies in this area, however, expert and student teachers show no differences in the number of produced reaction-units. Results are discussed in terms of their practical implications for teacher training. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 17-20, 1990).