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Shaukat, Sadia; Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Alghamdi, Amani K. Hamdan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study sought to explore the science efficacy beliefs of in-service teachers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) (n = 226), Pakistan (n = 130), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (n = 99) by administering the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI-B) in a cross-sectional survey research design. A comparison of the three datasets…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Scientific Attitudes
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McBride, Eileen; Oswald, W. Wyatt; Beck, Lindsey A.; Vashlishan Murray, Amy – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2020
Research in science education confirms the importance of self-efficacy in students' persistence and success in the sciences. The current study examined the role of science self-efficacy in nonspecialist, arts and communication-oriented students encountering science in a general education context. Participants (N = 275) completed a beginning- and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Self Efficacy, Scientific Literacy, General Education
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ekmekci, Adem; Waxman, Hersh C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study examines college students' science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) choices as they relate to high school experiences, parent, teacher, and self-expectations, and mathematics and science efficacy. Participants were 2246 graduates of a STEM-focused public Harmony Public Schools in Texas, Harmony Public Schools (HPS).…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Student Experience
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Cohen, Susie M.; Chang, Mido – Educational Studies, 2020
This study investigated the predictive effects of science self-efficacy, value in learning science, science attitudes, gender, and race on science achievement, among United States middle school students utilising Trends in International Math and Science Study 2011 data. A series of preliminary analyses using several descriptive statistics,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Self Efficacy, Scientific Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Uysal, Nermin Kibrislioglu; Arikan, Çigdem Akin – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to find out whether the science self-efficacy scale in PISA 2006 and PISA 2015 applications ensure measurement invariance. Sample of the study consists of 4791 students in PISA 2006 and 5071 students in PISA 2015 implementation. Multi-group Confirmatory Factor Analysis (MGCFI) was performed to determine invariance of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Aslan, Durmus; Tas, Isil; Ogul, Irem Gürgah – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
In this study, pre- and in-service preschool teachers' science teaching efficacy beliefs were investigated. The sample included 100 pre-service (50 first grades and 50 last grades) and 73 in-service preschool teachers. As a data collection tool "Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument" was used. Findings indicated that in-service…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci, Esen – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Current studies reveal that meta-level variables are very important in learning; however, little research has been devoted to the role of metaconceptual and meta-affective variables on student achievement. With the aim of filling this gap in the literature, the present study investigated the relationship between metavariables (metaconceptual…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Science Process Skills, Science Achievement
O'Connor, Bennett – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Science self-efficacy is critical to the achievement and participation of students in science. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors (age, attitudes towards math, school climate, school rigorous expectations, and the number of advanced math and science courses taken) contributing to science self-efficacy in an Early College High…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High School Students, Science Education, Student Attitudes
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Deehan, James; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The science achievement of primary students, both in Australia and abroad, has been the subject of intensive research in recent decades. Consequently, much research has been conducted to investigate primary science education. Within this literature, there is a striking juxtaposition between tertiary science teaching preparation programs and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience
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Menon, Deepika – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2020
The purpose of this mixed-methods research was to investigate changes in preservice elementary teachers' science teacher identities and self-efficacy beliefs as they participate in a field-based science methods course. A total of 121 preservice teachers participated, four of which were purposefully selected who held varied initial levels of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning
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Menon, Deepika; Sadler, Troy D. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
Self-efficacy beliefs that relate to teachers' motivation and performance have been an important area of concern for preservice teacher education. Research suggests high-quality science coursework has the potential to shape preservice teachers' science self-efficacy beliefs. However, there are few studies examining the relationship between science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Kinskey, Melanie – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Elementary teachers' science teaching self-efficacy has concerned researchers for many years. This case study explores the perceptions and experiences of an elementary preservice teacher as she engaged in action research to improve her science teaching self-efficacy. Findings suggest that action research provides the support and structure a…
Descriptors: Action Research, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
Ültay, Neslihan; Ültay, Eser; Yilmazer, Hatice – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between preschool teachers' attitudes toward science teaching and self-efficacy beliefs and to examine them in terms of various variables. The research was conducted in the years 2018-2019 using a survey. The study included 113 female and eight male preschool teachers who worked in state or…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Thomson, Margareta Maria; DiFrancesca, Daniell; Carrier, Sarah; Lee, Carrie – Teacher Development, 2017
This mixed-methods study investigated the relationships among preservice teachers' efficacy beliefs, pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and their domain knowledge (DK) as related to mathematics and science teaching. Quantitative results revealed that participants' PCK was significantly correlated with their mathematics and science efficacy…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Deehan, James; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This paper assesses the relationship between participation in two tertiary science courses and the science teaching efficacy beliefs (STEBs) of one cohort of preservice elementary teachers over a four-year period. Two Type II case studies were conducted within the courses. Data were collected through 26 administrations of the Science Teaching…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs
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