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Topcu, Abdullah – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
Although research has shown that self-efficacy beliefs predict academic achievement across all academic subjects and levels, little is known about the effect of using spreadsheets on self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics. This study is an investigation of the effect of instruction that includes spreadsheet-based purposeful activities on secondary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Grade 10, Algebra
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Liu, Yi-hui; Lou, Shi-jer; Shih, Ru-chu – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This study employed social cognitive theory and social cognitive career theory (SCCT) as foundations to explore the influence of high school students' beliefs about female gender roles and female engineer role models on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) self-efficacy and professional commitment to engineering. A total of 88…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Efficacy, Student Projects, Questionnaires
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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
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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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Yüksel, Mehmet; Geban, Ömer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study attempted to predict physics, chemistry, and biology and math course achievements of vocational high school students according to the variables of student self-efficacy, academic self-efficacy, state anxiety and trait anxiety. Study data were collected using a questionnaire administered to the students of a vocational high school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, High School Students
Hong, Rebecca C.; Jun, Alexander – Metropolitan Universities, 2012
Higher education institutions have struggled with the underrepresentation of female students in the STEM majors. The authors investigate the USC-MESA program and the role of women's self-efficacy perceptions in mathematics and science. It is crucial to understand the theory of self-efficacy in examining historically underrepresented populations in…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Majors (Students), STEM Education
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Hekimoglu, Serkan; Kittrell, Emily – PRIMUS, 2010
This study investigates whether seeing a documentary on how mathematicians do mathematics improves students' math "self-efficacy beliefs." The analysis of students' written reflections and classroom observations suggests that watching the documentary may help students' math anxiety decrease and positive self-efficacy toward learning mathematics…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Student Attitudes
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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
Wiginton, Barry Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study utilized an explanatory mixed-methods research design to investigate the effect of learning environment on student mathematics achievement, and mathematics self-efficacy, and student learning style in a ninth grade Algebra I classroom. The study also explored the lived experiences of the teachers and students in the three different…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Mixed Methods Research, Homework
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Wiederkehr, Virginie; Darnon, Céline; Chazal, Sébastien; Guimond, Serge; Martinot, Delphine – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
Previous research has largely documented that socioeconomic status (SES) is a strong and consistent predictor of pupils' school performance in several countries. In this research, we argue that children internalize the SES achievement gap in the form of a lower/higher sense of school self-efficacy. In two studies, teenaged students' (Study 1) and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Socioeconomic Status, Social Class, Achievement Gap
Fox, Antonia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the relationship between teacher self-efficacy beliefs and the level of student achievement their students obtain as evidenced by the Algebra I Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessment. This study also explored teachers' mathematics content knowledge, mathematics pedagogical knowledge,…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra
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Fan, Weihua; Williams, Cathy M.; Wolters, Christopher A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The authors investigated how different dimensions of parental involvement similarly or differentially linked to various constructs of school motivation (academic self-efficacy in mathematics and English, intrinsic motivation toward mathematics and English, and engagement) across ethnic groups of Caucasian, African American, Asian American, and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
Letwinsky, Karim Medico – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between mathematics teachers' self-efficacy and the use of technology and the Internet in secondary education classrooms. The focus was on the Internet as a tool to promote mathematics communication and literacy in the online environment. A total of 100 mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
Champion, Joseph Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Social cognitive research has linked students' perceived academic capabilities, or self-efficacy, to academic choices, self-regulation, and performance in diverse contexts from reading comprehension to mathematical problem solving. This study addressed a need to investigate the interactions among prior achievement, self-efficacy, calibration (the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Teachers
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Akinsola, Mojeed K.; Awofala, Adeneye O. A. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009
This study investigated the effect of personalized print-based instruction on the achievement and self-efficacy regarding mathematics word problems of 320 senior secondary students in Nigeria. The moderator effect of gender was also examined on independent variable (personalization) and dependent variables (mathematics word problem achievement and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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