ERIC Number: EJ588564
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
The Development of a College Biology Self-Efficacy Instrument for Nonmajors.
Baldwin, Julie A.; Ebert-May, Diane; Burns, Dennis J.
Science Education, v83 n4 p397-408 Jul 1999
Reports on the construction and validation of the Biology Self-Efficacy Scale (BSES) which measures three components of biological literacy: (1) methods of biology; (2) generalization to other science courses and analyzing data; and (3) application of biological concepts and skills. Suggests using the instrument as a pre- and post-course indicator of possible increases in students' confidence after biology instruction. Contains 35 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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