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ERIC Number: ED575041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 162
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3039-6479-4
Classroom Technology Use and Middle School Mathematics Students' Self-Efficacy
King, Jeriann Cline
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Walden University
Educators face decisions when incorporating an expanding array of technological resources in mathematics education and interventions. Guided by Bandura's theory of self-efficacy, which holds that self-efficacy augments personal accomplishments, this quantitative study explored the relationship of Web 2.0 technology use and the development of middle school students' mathematics self-efficacy. A secondary data analysis was employed on a convenience sample of 978 7th and 8th grade students in north Texas. Students' self-efficacy was measured twice (pre and post) by 24-items on the Sources of Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale (SMSES) and consisted of four 6-item subscales: mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, social pressures, and physiological states. Additional survey questions quantified Web 2.0 technology usage information related to mathematics education. Data were analyzed via sequential multiple regression analyses, which found no relationship between the level of mathematics self-efficacy and the amount of Web 2.0 usage. The findings may be used to promote positive social change by assisting educators in understanding the relationship between these constructs. Understanding the implications of increased Web 2.0 usage and potential impacts on mathematics self-efficacy will help educators design curriculum that can maximize mathematics self-efficacy in an attempt to improve mathematics achievement. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas