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ERIC Number: EJ1146809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Chinese Undergraduates' Sources of Self-Efficacy Differ by Sibling Status, Achievement, and Fear of Failure along Two Pathways
Lin, Shengjie; Fong, Carlton J.; Wang, Yidan
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v20 n2 p361-386 Jun 2017
This mixed-methods study investigated the sources of self-efficacy reported by Chinese undergraduate students and the related role of individual differences. One hundred and fifty-six Chinese students completed a questionnaire and open-ended responses, citing the factors that contributed to feelings of greater confidence and lesser confidence. After qualitatively coding their responses, we found that students shared diverse perspectives regarding antecedents of what made them more and less confident. Quantitative analyses revealed differences in the types and frequencies of sources of self-efficacy when considering increases or decreases in confidence, and individual characteristics such as GPA, only child status, and fear of failure. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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