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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
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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
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Cheema, Jehanzeb; Ware, Herbert W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The present study used the u.S. portion of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to examine how homework resources, mathematics self-efficacy, and time spent on homework impacted mathematics achievement across gender and ethnicity. The findings showed that achievement gaps diminished with the increase in availability of homework…
Descriptors: Homework, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Study Habits
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
Cook, Carolyn D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study explored the relationship between math anxiety and perceived self-efficacy for teaching mathematics in preschool teachers. Perceptions of and attributions for the teachers' perceived math anxiety and perceived self-efficacy for teaching mathematics were also explored. The study employed a mixed-method design consisting of both…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
Croissant, Hillary P. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study aimed to find the characteristics of public school math classrooms and how they influence self-efficacy of students. Data were collected on math students in grades 4 through 12 in a North Texas school district. Two surveys were administered to students in the district. Within 10 days, the students completed a classroom environment…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Public Schools, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Fryer, Luke K.; Oga-Baldwin, W. L. Quint – Frontline Learning Research, 2017
Self-efficacy is an essential source of motivation for learning. While considerable research has theorised and examined the how and why of self-efficacy in a single domain of study, longitudinal research has not yet tested how self-efficacy might generalise or transfer between subjects such as mathematics, native and foreign language studies. The…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Transfer of Training, Junior High School Students
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Ünsal, Serkan; Korkmaz, Fahrettin; Perçin, Safiye – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify mathematics teachers' opinions on the teaching process self-efficacy levels; and to examine mathematics teachers' teaching process self-efficacy beliefs with regards to specific variables. The study was conducted in Turkey during the second term of the 2015-2016 academic year. The study sample consisted of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis
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Ritzhaupt, Albert; Higgins, Heidi; Allred, Beth – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2011
This study investigated the effects of modern educational game playing on middle school students' attitudes towards mathematics, mathematics self-efficacy, and mathematics achievement. Two hundred twenty-five middle school students from four different Title 1 schools in two different counties in the southeastern United States were recruited.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Play, Economic Status, Student Attitudes
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Chang, Yevvon Yi-Chi; Chiou, Wen-Bin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Self-efficacy toward science learning has been shown to play a crucial role in determining students' motivation and achievements. Social cognitive theory proposes that positive and negative task outcomes affect mastery experiences from which self-efficacy develops. The current research examined whether prior level of self-efficacy would serve as a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Equipment
Griggs, Marissa Swaim; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Patton, Christine L. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The current analyses address two primary research aims: 1) Does students' anxiety in mathematics and science predict their self-efficacy in each subject area? The authors hypothesized that students' anxiety in mathematics and science would be negatively associated with their self-efficacy in each area. 2) Does being in a "Responsive Classroom[R]"…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Grade 5, Anxiety, Elementary Education
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Schwery, Denise; Hulac, David; Schweinle, Amy – School Psychology Forum, 2016
This literature review provides school psychologists with an understanding of the important issues related to the gender gap in mathematics achievement. The extant literature suggests that girls tend to receive lower scores than boys on standardized math tests, but in general these differences tend to be small. However, girls have better classroom…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes, Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy
Furuto, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Shifting demographics show America rapidly diversifying, yet research indicates that an alarming number of diverse students continue to struggle to meet learning outcomes of collegiate mathematics curriculum. Consequently, recruitment and retention of diverse students in STEM majors is a pervasive issue. Using a sociocultural perspective, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Yavuz Mumcu, Hayal; Cansiz Aktas, Meral – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: So far, there have been many problems in maths education in the world; negative attitudes and low self-efficacy perceptions towards mathematics are the two important reasons for these problems. Though there are several studies regarding the topic, choosing random students from secondary school for the sample group of the study…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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