ERIC Number: EJ870115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceived Efficacy Beliefs of Prospective Nigerian Science Teachers
Arigbabu, Abayomi A.; Oludipe, Daniel I.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v19 n1 p27-31 Feb 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess differences between Nigerian junior and senior preservice teachers' science teaching efficacy beliefs. Data in this study were collected from a total number of 221 preservice teachers enrolled in junior and senior secondary science teacher education programs in Nigeria using Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEB-B) (Enoch and Riggs in "Sci Educ" 74:625-638 1990). Results indicated that junior secondary preservice teachers were as efficacious as their senior secondary preservice teachers on the two dimensions of STEB-B. In addition, analyses did not reveal any significant gender differences on the two dimensions of STEB-B.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Gender Differences, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Attitude Measures, Developing Nations, Science Instruction, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria