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ERIC Number: EJ817934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Anti-Intellectual Attitudes and Academic Self-Efficacy among Business Students
Elias, Rafik Z.
Journal of Education for Business, v84 n2 p110-117 Nov-Dec 2008
"Anti-intellectualism" refers to a student's lack of interest in and disrespect for intellectual pursuits and critical thinking and a preference for an education experience that is practical and requires only memorization. "Academic self-efficacy" refers to a student's confidence in his or her ability to succeed in challenging academic tasks. The author investigated the extent of anti-intellectual attitudes and academic self-efficacy among 666 business students in 3 universities. The results showed an average attitude of anti-intellectualism and only a moderate level of self-efficacy among these anti-intellectual students. Students with high academic self-efficacy had low anti-intellectualism attitudes. Demographic differences also emerged that have consequences for educators. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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