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ERIC Number: ED411258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 29
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Perceived Similarity among Tasks and Generalizability of Academic Self-Efficacy.
Bong, Mimi
The degree of and the cognitive basis for the generalizability of academic self-efficacy were examined among 588 high school students from the greater Los Angeles (California) area. Students' self-efficacy perceptions clearly generalized beyond boundaries of specific tasks and also of specific school subjects, albeit to a lesser degree. There was greater generalizability of academic self-efficacy among math and science subjects than among verbal ones. The degree of academic self-efficacy generalization partly depended upon the degree of perceived similarity among tasks. Students reported more comparable levels of self-efficacy as they perceived greater similarity in the set of problems presented. Subject-specific and more global measures of academic self-efficacy (i.e., verbal and quantitative) preserved the strong predictive utility for students' effort expenditure and academic achievement. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures, and 15 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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