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ERIC Number: EJ1165234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Exploring In-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy in the Kindergarten Classrooms in Ghana
Boateng, Philip; Sekyere, Frank Owusu
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n1 p239-254 Jan 2018
The study explored in-service teachers' efficacy beliefs in pupil engagement. The sample size was 299 kindergarten teachers selected from both public and private kindergarten schools in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana. The study adopted and used pupil engagement subscale of the Ohio State Teacher Efficacy Scale (OSTES) developed by Tschannen-Moran and Woolf Hoy (2001) as survey instrument. Results of the study revealed that kindergarten teachers in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana have high efficacy beliefs in pupils' engagement. No statistically significant difference was found in the efficacy beliefs in pupil engagement of trained and untrained kindergarten teachers. The results also show that efficacy beliefs in pupil engagement among public and private kindergarten school teachers did not differ significantly. It is argued that the training background of the teachers (i.e. whether they were trained or untrained) and their institutional placement (i.e. whether they taught in a public or private school) are not essential influential factors in teachers' efficacy beliefs in pupil engagement. Implications of the findings for research and practice are discussed.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A