ERIC Number: ED400307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
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An Analysis of the Reliability and Validity of Bandura's Multidimensional Scales of Perceived Self-Efficacy.
Williams, Janice E.; Coombs, William T.
The reliability of A. Bandura's Multidimensional Scales of Perceived Self-Efficacy (MSPSE) was studied using the Cronbach alpha measure of internal consistency. The divergent validity of the MSPSE was also examined using subscale correlations, and the construct validity of the measure was studied through application of principal axes factor analysis. A sample of 500 college-bound high school students completed the MSPSE. A three-factor model was selected based on previous empirical findings, application of the scree test of R. B. Cattell, and consideration of the theoretical nature of the factors. The three factors were identified and labeled as: (1) social efficacy; (2) academic efficacy; and (3) self-regulatory. Interrelationships among the factors are examined, and potential uses of the MSPSE were discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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