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Causapin, Mark – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2016
This paper expands the scope of typical quantitative studies on mathematics self-efficacy by including a short ethnography of the students' daily classroom experiences. It attempts to provide a "thicker description" and a context in which these beliefs could be interpreted. Using both qualitative and quantitative sets of data, it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
White, Amanda Garrett – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of the mix-methods action research study was to seek how the changes in students' perceptions about teacher classroom interpersonal behaviors, the four efficacy sources and mathematics self-efficacy beliefs were related. The methods used to accomplish this were: descriptive statistics, t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Interviews
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
Music, Lisa J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation study was a two-part investigation with a sample of undergraduate students from three community and technical colleges and one university in the state of Kentucky. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that contribute to the mathematics self-efficacy of rural Central Appalachian undergraduate females. Two…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Self Efficacy, Mathematics
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Althauser, Krista L. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Using a Mixed Methods approach, this study investigated changes in levels of self-efficacy among elementary preservice teachers following a semester course on teaching elementary students' mathematics. Participants in this study included 347 preservice elementary teachers at a mid-size regional university who had just completed an elementary…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Yetkin Ozdemir, I. Elif; Pape, Stephen J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
Research and theory suggest several instructional practices that could enhance student self-efficacy. However, little is known about the ways these instructional practices interact with individual students to create opportunities or challenges for developing adaptive self-efficacy. In this study, we focused on two sources of efficacy, mastery…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Context Effect, Classroom Environment, Self Efficacy
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Charleston, LaVar; Leon, Raul – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: Self-efficacy and outcome expectations influence the development of career interests, which, in turn, affect career choices. This study aims to understand self-efficacy beliefs and expectancy outcomes for African-American graduate students and faculty with a focus in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Graduate Study, Career Choice
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Webb-Williams, Jane – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
This small scale study examined gender differences in self-efficacy. 24 girls and 28 boys aged between 10 and 12 years completed self-efficacy questionnaires and attainment tests. The study was conducted in two primary school classrooms in England and the results indicated that gender differences in self-efficacy were significant with boys holding…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Usher, Ellen L. – American Educational Research Journal, 2009
According to A. Bandura's (1986) social cognitive theory, individuals form their self-efficacy beliefs by interpreting information from four sources: mastery experience, vicarious experience, social persuasions, and physiological or affective states. The purpose of this study was to examine the heuristics students use as they form their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, Heuristics, Mathematics Teachers
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San, Ismail – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of self-efficacy of prospective mathematics teachers (PMTs) on the competency "planning and organizing instruction" that is one of the teacher competencies identified in 2009 by Ministry of Education. The sample of this study consists of 111 total prospective teachers (PTs) study in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Planning
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Stevens, Tara; Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Harris, Gary; Higgins, Raegan; Liu, Xun – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Profile analyses were used to investigate differences in the self-efficacy growth of teachers with more and less mathematics background as the teachers participated in professional development across two summers. Professional development activities were associated with increases in teachers' self-efficacy; however, without considering mathematics…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Denson, Cameron D. – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
This article examines the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program and investigates its impact on underrepresented student populations. MESA was started in California during the 1970s to provide pathways to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers for underrepresented students and represents an exemplar model…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Achievement, Mixed Methods Research, Self Efficacy
Kawasha, Fridah Singongi Silishebo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this case study was to (a) examine the main and interaction effects of gender, race and class-type on mathematics achievement, mathematics attitudes and sources of mathematics self-efficacy, (b) investigate teacher-student interactions in the single-sex mathematics classes and (c) investigate perspectives about single-sex…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Interaction, Statistical Analysis
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Pepper, David; Hodgen, Jeremy; Lamesoo, Katri; Kõiv, Pille; Tolboom, Jos – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Cognitive interviewing (CI) provides a method of systematically collecting validity evidence of response processes for questionnaire items. CI involves a range of techniques for prompting individuals to verbalise their responses to items. One such technique is concurrent verbalisation, as developed in Think Aloud Protocol (TAP). This article…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Interviews, Cognitive Processes, Questionnaires
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Katz, Sara – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Mathematics is a key to all scientific subjects. Learning mathematics requires cognitive and meta-cognitive effort. Many students suffer from mathematics anxiety that very often leads to physiological symptoms. Self-efficacy is defined as people's beliefs about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance that affect their lives.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Qualitative Research
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