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ERIC Number: EJ1116959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Study, Evaluation, and Improvement of University Student Self-Efficacy
Bartimote-Aufflick, Kathryn; Bridgeman, Adam; Walker, Richard; Sharma, Manjula; Smith, Lorraine
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n11 p1918-1942 2016
In this review of 64 articles published since the year 2000, a strong association between self-efficacy and student learning outcomes was apparent. Self-efficacy is also related to other factors such as value, self-regulation and metacognition, locus of control, intrinsic motivation, and strategy learning use. The review revealed that university student self-efficacy is higher under certain conditions than others, and that it can be improved. Examples of teaching strategies that may be used to improve self-efficacy are outlined. In screening articles for inclusion in the review, several conflicting definitions of self-efficacy arose. Clarification on the meaning and scope of the self-efficacy term is provided. The interpretation of the results of some studies reviewed was limited by design or analysis issues. Suggestions for addressing these issues in future research and evaluation work is given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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