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ERIC Number: EJ1087339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Their Sources in Undergraduate Computing Disciplines: An Examination of Gender and Persistence
Lin, Guan-Yu
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v53 n4 p540-561 Jan 2016
This study has two central purposes: First, it examines not only the roles of gender and persistence in undergraduate computing majors' learning self-efficacy, computer self-efficacy, and programming self-efficacy but also Bandura's hypothesized sources of self-efficacy; second, it examines the influence of sources of efficacy on the three aforementioned self-efficacy beliefs as a whole and as functions of gender and persistence levels. The results indicate that persistence levels had a significant effect on all the self-efficacy beliefs and sources of efficacy except computer self-efficacy and physiological state. However, these students' self-efficacy beliefs and sources of efficacy did not vary by gender. Moreover, the sources of efficacy differently influenced the three self-efficacy beliefs not only as a whole but also as functions of gender and persistence levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire