ERIC Number: ED467601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Measuring Interrelationships between Graduate Students' Learning Perceptions and Academic Self-Efficacy.
Byer, John L.
To what extent are predictor variables associated with teaching and learning in graduate school related to graduate students academic self-efficacy, or their perseverance to achieve course goals? Graduate students (n=145) at a southern university completed a short form of the Student Assessment of Teaching and Learning (original developed by C. Ellett, J. Ruggut, and D. Davis, 1999), reported their absences, and completed the Personal Learning Efficacy Measurement (C. Ellett, J. Ruggut, and D. Davis, 1999). Statistically significant (p<.05) relationships ranging from r=.16 to r=.41 were found between five of the predictor variables and academic self-efficacy. Factor analyzing the intercorrelation matrix indicated that four factors (labeled as knowledge and academic self-efficacy, skills, absences, and involvement) explained 67% of the variance. These findings provide evidence useful for creating an improved short-form instrument that measures predictor variables that are related to academic self-efficacy. (Contains 3 tables and 27 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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