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ERIC Number: EJ961237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Exploring Australian Pre-Service Teachers Sense of Efficacy, Its Sources, and Some Possible Influences
O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n4 p535-545 May 2012
Beginning teachers that possess a good sense of efficacy are less likely to suffer stress, burnout, or attrition. This study reports final-year Australian pre-service primary teachers sense of efficacy scores and the sources of information that contributed to it. Results showed that our beginning teachers had a good sense of efficacy, and classroom management was not differentiated from instructional or engagement efficacy. Further, personal qualities and physiological and affective states predicted self-efficacy scores, and having a number of opportunities to practice behaviour management skills was associated with a higher sense of efficacy. Implications for teacher education are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia