ERIC Number: EJ789374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: N/A
General, Collective, and Domain-Specific Teacher Self-Efficacy among Chinese Prospective and In-Service Teachers in Hong Kong
Chan, David W.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n4 p1057-1069 May 2008
This study assessed two global (general and collective) and seven domain-specific sets of teacher self-efficacy beliefs among 273 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. While teachers generally reported having the highest confidence in teaching highly able learners and the least confidence in classroom management, there were significant teacher group differences. Among four groups of teachers, the experienced teachers reported the highest level of global and domain-specific teacher self-efficacy, suggesting that there could be a trend of rising teacher self-efficacy as a teacher went through preparation and teaching practice to becoming a novice and then a more experienced teacher.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Skills, Beliefs, Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong