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ERIC Number: EJ991165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Predicting End-of-Semester Interest and Self-Efficacy from Course and Professor Ratings
Riconscente, Michelle M.; Seli, Helena
College Student Journal, v46 n1 p34-39 Mar 2012
Prior research has shown that both self-efficacy and interest are related to important academic processes outcomes such as use of deep strategies, persistence, attention, and achievement. However, little research has examined whether course and professor characteristics are predictive of undergraduates' self-efficacy and interest. The present study applied a pre-post design to address this gap in the literature. Hierarchical linear regression models were used to control for start-of-semester interest and self-efficacy, expectations for course enjoyment, and expected course grade. Course ratings significantly predicted end-of-semester interest, and course and professor ratings were both significantly predictive of end-of-semester self-efficacy. (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: California