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ERIC Number: EJ962235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Developing a Measurement Tool for Assessing Physiotherapy Students' Self-Efficacy: A Pilot Study
Jones, Anne; Sheppard, Lorraine
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v37 n3 p369-377 2012
The aim of this research was to determine if self-efficacy can be correlated with prior academic achievement and whether self-efficacy can be an outcome measure of education. A self-efficacy instrument was developed and administered to physiotherapy students following completion of their pre-clinical theory experience. The questionnaire results completed by students regarding their self-efficacy were compared with their pre-clinical theory performance prior to clinical placement. Sixteen third-year physiotherapy students completed and returned the self-efficacy questionnaire. Correlation of the self-efficacy questionnaire results with the students' pre-clinical grade was undertaken with a statistical correlation of 0.55 found between pre-clinical grade and students' total self-efficacy score. This indicates that self-efficacy measurement is a possible outcome for educational interventions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia