ERIC Number: EJ720287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 45
The Importance of Graduate Program Experiences to Faculty Self-Efficacy for Academic Tasks
Major, Claire H.; Dolly, John P.
Journal of Faculty Development, v19 n2 p89-100 2004
The authors present results from a qualitative study involving recent faculty hires in a college of education at a research university. The focus of the study is experiences that relate to faculty confidence levels for successfully completing academic tasks. The study involves semi-structured interviews for data collection and an inductive approach for data analyses and interpretations. The findings provide insight about sources of self-efficacy, with graduate programs emerging as the primary theme. The authors make suggestions for graduate program experiences as well as orientation and induction programs for new faculty that can improve faculty self-efficacy for academic tasks.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Research Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Graduate Study, Socialization, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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