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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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Corkin, Danya M.; Ekmekci, Adem; Papakonstantinou, Anne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper examines the antecedents of three types of educational beliefs about mathematics among 151 teachers predominantly working in high poverty schools. Studies across various countries have found that teachers in high poverty schools are less likely to enact instructional approaches that align with mathematics reform standards set by…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Poverty, Regression (Statistics)
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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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Chatterji, Madhabi; Lin, Meiko – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to design and iteratively improve the quality of survey-based measures of three non-cognitive constructs for Grade 5-6 students, keeping in mind information needs of users in education reform contexts. The constructs are: Mathematics-related Self-Efficacy, Self-Concept, and Anxiety (M-SE, M-SC, and M-ANX).…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Grade 5
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Aldridge, Jill M.; Afari, Ernest; Fraser, Barry J. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of our study was to examine the effects of two psychosocial features of the classroom environment (teacher support and personal relevance) on college students' academic self-efficacy and enjoyment of mathematics lessons. Data collected from 352 mathematics students attending three higher education institutions in the United Arab…
Descriptors: College Students, Classroom Environment, Self Efficacy, Teacher Student Relationship
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Evans, Brian R. – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2010
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationships between mathematical content knowledge, perceptions of teaching self-efficacy, and attitudes toward mathematics in one cohort of Teach for America teachers who took the New York State Content Special Test in mathematics at the start of their program, and a mathematics attitude…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
Locklear, Tonja Motley – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Sources of Middle School Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale (Usher & Pajares, 2009) was adapted for use in this study investigating the impact that gender, race, sexual orientation, hometown location (rural, suburban, or urban), high school GPA, college GPA and letter grade of a mathematics course in the previous semester had on the four…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Self Efficacy, Mathematics, Student Characteristics
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Holzberger, Doris; Philipp, Anja; Kunter, Mareike – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
This study extends previous research on teachers' self-efficacy by exploring reciprocal effects of teachers' self-efficacy and instructional quality in a longitudinal panel study. The study design combined a self-report measure of teacher self-efficacy with teacher and student ratings of instructional quality (assessing cognitive activation,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Instructional Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Quality
Brewer, David Shane – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study compared the effectiveness, in terms of mathematical achievement and mathematics self-efficacy, of online homework to textbook homework over an entire semester for 145 students enrolled in multiple sections of college algebra at a large community college. A quasi-experimental, posttest design was used to analyze the effect on…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Homework, Textbooks, Self Efficacy
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Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia; Amasha, Marcel – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2012
This study examined a structural model of mathematics achievement among Druze 8th graders in Israel. The model integrates 2 psychosocial theories: goal theory and social learning theory. Variables in the model included gender, father's and mother's education, classroom mastery and performance goal orientation, mathematics self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Mothers, Self Efficacy
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Herodotou, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Mobile applications are popular among young children, yet there is a dearth of studies examining their impact on learning and development. A systematic review identified 19 studies reporting learning effects on children 2 to 5 years old. The number of children participating in experimental, quasi-experimental, or mixed-method studies was 862 and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research
Hamilton, Margelet – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative research study was to observe if students' levels of Mathematics Self-Efficacy (MSE) had any effect on how they used resources available to them through an academic intervention and retention program. The sample size consisted of 81 students admitted to a four year university under the special criteria of…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Academic Support Services
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Acar Güvendir, Meltem – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
This study focused on the extrinsic and intrinsic motivation levels of eighth grade students and its relationship with their mathematical achievement. The participants of the study included 6,829 students who took TIMSS in 2011 and 239 mathematics teachers. The data obtained from the student and teacher questionnaires that are included in the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Student Motivation, Locus of Control, Grade 8
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Allsopp, David H.; Haley, Keri C. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2015
This paper reports the results of a synthesis of research related to teacher education, mathematics, and students with learning disabilities (SWLD) and other struggling learners. The goals of this synthesis were to determine the nature of the current research base (2004-2014) and to determine how it can inform teacher educators about the effective…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities
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