ERIC Number: EJ1036829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
An Exploratory Investigation of the Research Self-Efficacy, Interest in Research, and Research Knowledge of Ph.D. in Education Students
Lambie, Glenn W.; Hayes, B. Grant; Griffith, Catherine; Limberg, Dodie; Mullen, Patrick R.
Innovative Higher Education, v39 n2 p139-153 Apr 2014
Faculty members in higher education are called to be effective researchers; however, there is limited research examining the research development of Ph.D. students. The cross-sectional, correlational investigation we report here examined levels of research self-efficacy, interest in research, and research knowledge of Ph.D. in education students (N = 67). Higher levels of research self-efficacy scores were predictive of higher interest in research and research knowledge. In addition, the students who engaged in research activities, including publishing manuscripts, scored higher in research self-efficacy than those "not" engaged in the publication process. Implications for doctoral student educators and higher education are discussed.
Descriptors: Investigations, Self Efficacy, Student Interests, Doctoral Programs, Educational Research, Research Skills, Education Majors, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Writing for Publication, Research Projects, Student Research, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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