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Bates, Alan B.; Latham, Nancy; Kim, Jin-ah – School Science and Mathematics, 2011

This study examined preservice teachers' mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics teaching efficacy and compared them to their mathematical performance. Participants included 89 early childhood preservice teachers at a Midwestern university. Instruments included the Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES), Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs…

Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy

Phan, Huy P. – Journal of Educational Research, 2012

Empirical research has provided evidence supporting the validation and prediction of 4 major sources of self-efficacy: enactive performance accomplishments, vicarious experiences, verbal persuasion, and emotional states. Other research studies have also attested to the importance and potency of self-efficacy in academic learning and achievement.…

Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy

Johnson, Kelly M. Gomez – ProQuest LLC, 2017

Mathematics curriculum reform is changing the content and resources in today's elementary classrooms as well as the culture of mathematics teaching and learning. Administrators face the challenge of leading large-scale curricular change efforts with limited prior knowledge or experiences with reform curricula structures. Administrators, as the…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Supervision, Self Efficacy

Nurlu, Özge – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015

The aim of this research is to investigate primary school teachers' characteristics by comparing their mathematics teaching self-efficacy beliefs. In this research, qualitative research method is used. In order to determine the participant teachers, firstly, "Self-Efficacy Beliefs toward Mathematics Teaching Scale" (Dede, 2008) was…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers

Phelps, Christine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009

Teacher educators may need to pay attention to pre-service elementary teachers' motivation to learn mathematics in order to help them develop a deep level of understanding from their mathematics content courses for teachers (content courses) and to help them develop the disposition to learn mathematics throughout their careers. In this…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Student Educational Objectives

Tasdemir, Cahit – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016

The purpose of this study is to examine vocational school students' self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics and their achievement levels. As the data collection tool, "Self-Efficacy Perception of Mathematics Scale" developed by Umay (2001) was used in the study. The sample is composed of 178 students who were attending different programs of…

Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Mathematics Achievement

Yavuz, Gunes; Gunhan, Berna Canturk; Ersoy, Esen; Narli, Serkan – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013

The aim of this study was to examine the self-efficacy beliefs about mathematical literacy among teachers of primary school mathematics and the relationship between the self-efficacy beliefs and attitudes towards mathematics. To that end, a descriptive research study was conducted with 550 prospective teachers studying primary school mathematics…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Elementary School Teachers

Aydogdu, Bülent; Peker, Murat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016

The aim of this research was to examine science and mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-school teachers in terms of some variables. The sample of the study was comprised of 191 pre-school teachers working in a city in Aegean Region of Turkey. Since it attempted to define self-efficacy beliefs of pre-school teachers toward science and…

Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction

Zhao, Ningning; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie; Zhu, Chang; Sang, Guoyuan; Verhaeghe, JeanPierre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014

The present study aims at exploring predictors influencing mathematics performance. In particular, the study focuses on internal students' characteristics (gender, age, metacognitive experience, mathematics self-efficacy) and external contextual factors (GDP of school location, parents' educational level, teachers' educational level, and teacher…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students

Freed, Mark R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013

There were three primary purposes for this study. First, I investigated the psychometric properties of the Sources of Middle School Mathematics Self-Efficacy (SMMSE) scale (Usher, 2007; Usher & Pajares, 2009) with high school students. Validation for expanded use of the SMMSE scale was achieved by assessing the instrument's psychometric…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Mathematics, Self Efficacy

Can, Bilge Taskin; Gunhan, Berna Canturk; Erdal, Sevinc Ongel – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2012

In this study, an instrument, Using Mathematics in Science Self-efficacy Scale (UMSSS), was developed in order to determine preservice science teachers' self-efficacy toward the use of mathematics in their lessons. Data gathered from 250 preservice science teachers were used for Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis…

Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Measurement

Ocak, Gurbuz; Yamac, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013

The aim of current study was to examine predictor and explanatory relationships between fifth graders' self-regulated learning strategies, motivational beliefs, attitudes towards mathematics, and academic achievement. The study was conducted on a sample of 204 students studying in the primary schools of Afyonkarahisar province. Motivated…

Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Correlation

Moody, Vivian R.; DuCloux, Kanita K. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015

This study examined the mathematics teaching efficacy of traditional and non-traditional elementary pre-service teachers enrolled in a three-course, three-semester mathematics sequence. Self-efficacy scales were administered at the beginning of the three-course sequence and at the end. The three-course mathematics sequence was taught from a…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Nontraditional Students

Carney, Michele B.; Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Thiede, Keith; Hughes, Gwyneth; Sutton, John – Educational Policy, 2016

We examined the impact of a state-mandated K-12 mathematics professional development course on knowledge, self-efficacy, and beliefs of nearly 4,000 teachers and administrators. Participants completed the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction course, emphasizing student thinking, problem-solving, and content knowledge specific to mathematics…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Cultural Invariance of Goal Orientation and Self-Efficacy in New Zealand: Relations with Achievement

Meissel, Kane; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016

Background: There is substantial evidence indicating that various psychological processes are affected by cultural context, but such research is comparatively nascent within New Zealand. As there are four large cultural groups in New Zealand, representing an intersection of individualist, collectivist, indigenous, colonial, and immigrant cultures,…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement