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ERIC Number: ED508646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-17
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Self-Efficacy for Pleasing the Instructor: A Validation Study
Montalvo, Gregory P.; Mansfield, Eric A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (St. Louis, MO, Oct 14-17, 2009)
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the construct of self-efficacy for pleasing the instructor (SEPI) and explore its usefulness as an alternative to global measures of perceived ability. The results of three studies are presented in this report. Study one was conducted to define the construct SEPI from a student perspective. Study two was conducted to verify the internal consistency reliability of the SEPI scale that reflected students beliefs about pleasing the instructor. The purpose of the third study was to establish further evidence of the construct validity for the SEPI scale and explore its relationship with academic achievement and other motivation constructs. The results provide evidence of a two dimensional construct of SEPI: presenting a positive social image and meeting the instructors expectations. Regression analysis suggests that SEPI--meeting the instructors expectations, may be a significant predictor of academic persistence. Further research may want to be conducted with courses that tend to produce greater student diversity and performance variability. Subscale items on "The Survey on High School Student Motivation" are appended. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A