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ERIC Number: EJ1157578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
An Analysis of a First-Year Class on the Self-Efficacy of University Students in Japan
Shin, Kimie; Nakagami, Masafumi
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v4 n2 p62-79 2015
This study aimed to examine the effect of the first-year class in Japanese universities on developing students' self-efficacy. An analysis of the class design based on the theory of self-efficacy implies that such courses are primarily intended to develop students' self-efficacy by putting them through enactive mastery experiences. In addition, the courses are designed to use intensive cooperative learning to provide vicarious experiences, which act as a mechanism to trigger a synergy effect on students' enactive mastery experiences during the course. The courses were also designed to utilize a social persuasion mechanism to support students engaged in enactive mastery experiences. Statistical analysis reveals that the students in these first-year courses have improved some aspects of self-efficacy during the course period, consistent with the course design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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