ERIC Number: EJ1083960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Calibration of Self-Efficacy for Conducting a Chi-Squared Test of Independence
Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia; Goins, Deborah D.
Statistics Education Research Journal, v14 n2 p76-92 Nov 2015
Self-efficacy and knowledge, both concerning the chi-squared test of independence, were examined in education graduate students. Participants rated statements concerning self-efficacy and completed a related knowledge assessment. After completing a demographic survey, participants completed the self-efficacy and knowledge scales a second time. Individuals with and without prior experiences with the topic were compared; those with prior experiences gave significantly higher self-efficacy ratings and had higher demonstrated knowledge scores, although the latter difference was not statistically significant. While self-efficacy and knowledge scores did not differ significantly between the two administrations, individuals without prior topic experience saw greater improvements in self-efficacy calibration. Findings suggest that self-efficacy calibration may be improved through completing an assessment.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Graduate Students, Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Prior Learning, Self Concept Measures, Correlation, Knowledge Level
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