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ERIC Number: EJ1139132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Does Self-Efficacy Mediate the Effect of Primary School Teachers' Emotional Support on Learning Behavior and Academic Skills?
Kikas, Eve; Mägi, Katrin
Journal of Early Adolescence, v37 n5 p696-730 May 2017
This study examined the effects of first-grade teachers' emotional support on task persistence and academic skills in the sixth grade and the mediational role of children's academic self-concept in these effects. Participants were 524 children (263 boys, X-bar age in the first grade = 7.47 years), their first-grade homeroom teachers (n = 53), and sixth-grade math (n = 34) and literacy (n = 34) teachers. Academic skills were tested, and students' task persistence was reported by teachers in the first and in the sixth grade. Students reported on their academic self-concept and their first-grade teacher's emotional support retrospectively in the sixth grade. First-grade teachers' emotional support had low facilitative effect on children's task persistence in language and math lessons, and it supported reading skills. Teacher's emotional support was related to higher self-concept in reading, and it mediated the effect of emotional support on task persistence and reading skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia
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