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ERIC Number: EJ1069660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Exploring the Sources of Turkish Pre-Service Chemistry Teachers' Chemistry Self-Efficacy Beliefs
Uzuntiryaki, Esen
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n6 Article 2 Dec 2008
This study aimed to examine the underlying sources in developing chemistry self-efficacy beliefs of Turkish pre-service chemistry teachers. For this purpose, the College Chemistry Selfefficacy Scale (CCSS) was administered to 20 pre-service chemistry teachers. Then, phenomenological approach was employed and semi-structured interviews were conducted with five pre-service teachers selected based on their scores on the CCSS to identify the underlying sources. The emerging meanings and self-reported sources of participants' chemistry self-efficacy beliefs were analysed according to Bandura's sources of self-efficacy. Results indicated that mastery experiences were the major source of self-efficacy beliefs, supporting the tenets of social cognitive theory. Physiological arousal and vicarious experience were also influential but they were not as frequently reported as mastery experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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