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ERIC Number: ED446119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Hierarchical Structure of Self-Efficacy in Terms of Generality Levels and Its Relations to Academic Performance: General, Academic, Domain-Specific, and Subject-Specific Self-Efficacy.
Kim, Ahyoung; Park, In-young
The purpose of this study was two-fold. One was to provide empirical evidence for the hierarchical structure of self-efficacy in terms of generality levels and the other was to investigate the relative potency of context-specific self-efficacy, i.e., academic self-efficacy in predicting academic performance. To accomplish these goals, the study focused on the structural relationships of academic self-efficacy in five school subjects, allowing the exploration of four generality levels: general, academic, domain-specific, and subject specific levels of students' self-efficacy. Korean high school students (n=430 males and 470 females) responded to general self-efficacy, academic self-efficacy, and subject-specific self-efficacy scales. Students' end-of-year achievement scores were used as a predicted variable. To examine the predictive power of academic self-efficacy expectation and the hierarchical structural relationships of differing levels of generality of self-efficacy, covariance structural modeling was used. The results of the study reveal the hierarchical structure of general, academic, and subject-specific self-efficacy, and the predictability for academic achievement. An appendix contains the general, academic, and subject-specific self-efficacy scales. (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures, and 26 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea