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Kaya, Deniz; Bozdag, Hüseyin Cihan – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016

The main objective of this study is to determine the predictive power of mathematics self-efficacy resources and perception of science self-efficacy on academic achievement. The study, adopting a relational screening model, was conducted with a total of 698 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade level of a state secondary school. Mathematics…

Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education, Predictor Variables, Grade 6

DeThomas, Elizabeth M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017

This mixed methods research study examined the effects of middle and high school mathematics experiences on students' choice of college major, particularly whether students decided to major in a STEM field. Social cognitive career theory was used to examine potential influences of mathematics self-efficacy and how those influences and mathematics…

Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Middle School Students, High School Students, Mathematics Education

Kontas, Hakki; Özcan, Bahadir – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017

The purpose of this study was to adapt the Sources of Middle School Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale developed by Usher and Pajares to Turkish culture. This scale assesses Bandura's theorized sources of self-efficacy among mathematics students in middle school. After the Turkish version of the scale was formed, it was applied 6th, 7th and 8th…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Mathematics Education

Spaniol, Scott R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017

Research suggests that student success in mathematics is positively correlated to math self-efficacy and negatively correlated to math anxiety. At a Hispanic serving community college in the Midwest, developmental math students had a lower pass rate than did college-level math students, but the role of math self-efficacy and math anxiety on these…

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Education

Briley, Jason S. – Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 2012

Ninety-five elementary pre-service teachers enrolled in a mathematics content course for elementary school teachers completed 3 surveys to measure mathematics teaching efficacy, mathematics self-efficacy, and mathematical beliefs. The pre-service teachers who reported stronger beliefs in their capabilities to teach mathematics effectively were…

Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education, Teacher Educators, Elementary School Teachers

Stramel, Janet K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010

While there has been much quantitative research done in the area of attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs, this study sought hear the voices of the middle school child. Therefore, this qualitative study investigated the attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics self-efficacy beliefs of middle school students in one middle school in western…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, Homework, Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic)

An, Song A.; Tillman, Daniel A.; Paez, Carlos R. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

This study investigated the effects upon elementary preservice teachers' mathematics teaching self-efficacy and interdisciplinary lesson design strategies, which resulted from an educational intervention that emphasized integrated music-mathematics instruction. The participating elementary preservice teachers (n = 152) were recruited for this…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Skills

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

Watts, Beverly Kinsey – ProQuest LLC, 2011

Competent mathematical skills are needed in the workplace as well as in the college setting. Adults in Adult Basic Education classes and programs generally perform below high school level competency, but very few studies have been performed investigating the predictors of mathematical success for adults. The current study contributes to the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Placement, Self Efficacy, Rating Scales

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

Joet, Gwenaelle; Usher, Ellen L.; Bressoux, Pascal – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011

The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of Bandura's (1997) theorized sources of self-efficacy on the academic and self-regulatory efficacy beliefs of 3rd-grade elementary school students (N = 395) in France, to examine whether classroom context might explain a significant portion of the variation in self-efficacy, and to assess…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Females, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries

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

Kung, Hsin-Yi – Policy Futures in Education, 2009

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study research of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement reported in 2003 that Taiwanese fourth- and eighth-graders' mathematics performance exceeded the international average; both groups ranked fourth from among all the participant countries. However, the Index…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries

Akay, Hayri; Boz, Nihat – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2010

Research on mathematics teaching and learning has recently focused on affective variables, which were found to play an essential role that influences behaviour and learning. Despite its importance, problem posing has not yet received the attention it warrants from the mathematics education community. Perceived self-efficacy beliefs have been found…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Teachers

Martin, Andrew J.; Way, Jennifer; Bobis, Janette; Anderson, Judy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015

This study of 1,601 students in the middle years of schooling (Grades 5-8, each student measured twice, 1 year apart) from 200 classrooms in 44 schools sought to identify factors explaining gains and declines in mathematics engagement at key transition points. In multilevel regression modeling, findings showed that compared with Grade 6 students…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Achievement