ERIC Number: ED453170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-14
Teacher Efficacy: A Research Synthesis.
Shahid, Julia; Thompson, David
This study synthesized research on teacher efficacy. A 14-stage model was implemented to identify and analyze characteristics found in the synthesis population of 89 primary studies which addressed teacher efficacy. The 89 primary studies yielded 789 distinct and 973 total research hypotheses; 25 distinct and 973 total teacher efficacy constructs; and 425 distinct and 973 total predictor constructs. Meta analyses were conducted on research hypotheses occurring five times or more. Seven relationships between a teacher efficacy construct and a predictor construct were addressed through a meta analytical process. Sample sizes for studies included ranged from 5-31. Size and direction of relationships identified in the 89 primary studies for the research hypotheses occurring five or more times was closely aligned with size and direction of relationships identified in the theoretical framework of this investigation. The review identified: an inverse relationship between personal teaching efficacy and general teaching efficacy; a positive relationship between female gender and personal teaching efficacy and general teaching efficacy; a positive relationship between overall teaching efficacy and general teaching efficacy with years of experience. Recommendations to guide primary studies focus on: data reporting standards, indicators of explained variance, and uniformity of measures. (Contains 46 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).