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ERIC Number: EJ797673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Changes in Writing Self-Efficacy and Writing Products and Processes through Specific Training in the Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Students with Learning Disabilities
Garcia, Jesus N.; de Caso, Ana Maria
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v4 n2 p1-27 Sep 2006
This study aimed at verifying whether a specific program on writing self-efficacy, designed to train the four sources of self-efficacy suggested by Bandura (1997), could improve not only productivity and quality of writing composition in students with LD and their processes of writing, but also their writing self-efficacy beliefs and other motivational constructs. Sixty fifth- and sixth-grade students with LD were assessed on a series of measures prior to and following the specific training on writing self-efficacy, which was applied to 40 of the students with the remaining 20 making up a control group. Results showed that self-efficacy-trained students got better scores on most of the variables than their peers in the standard curriculum group after the instruction. This emphasizes the importance of modifying the writing self-efficacy of students with LD and shows how it can improve their written texts, not only in terms of quality and productivity but also in terms of the time they spend thinking, writing, and checking as processes of writing. (Contains 8 tables and 4 figures.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site: http://www.ldam.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain