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ERIC Number: EJ1088751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Investigation of Pre-Service Science Teachers' Academic Self-Efficacy and Academic Motivation toward Biology
Ates, Hüseyin; Saylan, Asli
International Journal of Higher Education, v4 n3 p90-103 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service science teachers' academic motivation and academic self-efficacy toward biology. The sample consisted of 369 pre-service science teachers who enrolled in the faculty of education of two universities in Turkey. Data were collected through Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) (Glynn & Koballa, 2006) and Academic Self-efficacy Scale (ASES) (Woo, 1999). The findings revealed that pre-service science teachers' academic self-efficacy and academic motivation toward biology are high. Additionally, combination of the independent variables was significantly related to the academic self-efficacy scores, while it was not significantly related to the academic motivation. More specifically, it was found that only university variable made a statistically significant contribution to the prediction of pre-service science teachers' academic motivation and academic self-efficacy. There were strong, positive correlations between pre-service science teachers' academic motivation and academic self-efficacy and subdimensions of AMS and ASES except "test anxiety". The relationship of test anxiety with all of the subdimensions was small.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Motivation Scale; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study