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Martinez, Kara E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Statistical data analysis was used to test social cognitive theory's mediation model in the domain of reading. The mediation model asserts that reading self-efficacy fully mediates the relationship between reading anxiety and reading comprehension performance. This study tested the mediation model using measures of reading self-efficacy, reading…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Anxiety, Reading Skills, Self Efficacy
White, Penny Townsend – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed methods case study was threefold: (a) to describe 7th through 12th grade science teachers' efficacy beliefs, perceptions of support, and concerns about using inquiry-based instruction and examine how they are related to one another, (b) to explore how teachers reporting different levels of concerns demonstrate levels of…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10
Lee, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While elementary teachers encourage students to monitor their own reading and give them strategies to comprehend the text and build their vocabulary, middle school teachers stop modeling and encouraging these strategies but still expect that students are cognizant of metacognition and strategies. As a result, more students are entering college…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Self Efficacy
Fortson, Brenda K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explores factors that may be related to Mississippi's 2015 eighth-grade reading scores, which rank the state in 50th place (Nation's Report Card, 2016). Whereas there are likely several factors that contribute to middle-school students' poor performance on the high-stakes tests, this study examines teachers' reported knowledge and use…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Middle School Students, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods
Twinam, Tracey Arleen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore how teachers explain their lived experiences and personal sense of self-efficacy when teaching students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in an inclusive classroom in a PK-8 Christian school. This study is based on Bandura's theory of self-efficacy along with the concept of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy