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ERIC Number: EJ845848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9017
Pre-Service Teachers' Performance in Their University Coursework and Mathematical Self-Efficacy Beliefs: What Is the Role of Gender and Year in Program?
Isiksal, Mine
Mathematics Educator, v15 n2 p8-16 2005
This study investigates the effects of gender and year in program on the performance and mathematical self-efficacy beliefs of 145 pre-service mathematics teachers in Turkey. One of the main purposes of this study is to investigate how duration in a teacher education program influenced the performance and mathematical self-efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers. In addition, gender differences between male and female pre-service mathematics teachers, depending upon year in program, are examined. Results revealed that there were significant statistical effects of gender and year in program on both pre-service teachers' performance and self-efficacy scores. Female pre-service teachers scored significantly higher than males on performance, but no significant difference was detected between female and male pre-service teachers with respect to mathematics self-efficacy scores. Senior pre-service teachers had the highest scores compared to other students in the program on bother performance and mathematics self-efficacy scores. Although the present study is small, the results tentatively suggest a further investigation of the relationship between performance and self-efficacy beliefs might be fruitful. Studying how mathematical self-efficacy develops across school years and what factors facilitate its development could yield valuable implications for the field of mathematic education. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey