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ERIC Number: EJ924129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Exploring Factors Related to Preschool Teachers' Self-Efficacy
Guo, Ying; Justice, Laura M.; Sawyer, Brook; Tompkins, Virginia
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n5 p961-968 Jul 2011
This study examined how teacher (teaching experience, perceptions of teacher collaboration and teacher influence) and classroom (children's engagement) characteristics predicted teacher self-efficacy for 48 preschool teachers in the U.S. Results showed a significant interaction effect between teachers' perceptions of collaboration and children's engagement in predicting teachers' reported self-efficacy. Specifically, a higher level of children's engagement was associated with a higher level of teacher self-efficacy when teachers worked in preschool with high levels of staff collaboration. Teacher experience and influence in decision-making were not related to teacher self-efficacy. Implications for early childhood teacher education and professional development are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States