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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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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
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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Yangin, Selami; Sidekli, Sabri – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The measurement of teacher self-efficacy has a history of more than 30 years. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the development and validation of a new scale to measure the science teaching self-efficacy of elementary school teachers. Therefore, a scale has been created to measure elementary teachers' science teaching self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Test Construction, Test Validity
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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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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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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
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Menon, Deepika; Sadler, Troy D. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Self-efficacy beliefs play a major role in determining teachers' science teaching practices and have been a topic of great interest in the area of preservice science teacher education. This qualitative study investigated factors that influenced preservice elementary teachers' science teaching self-efficacy beliefs in a physical science content…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Science learning self-efficacy could be regarded as a multi-factor belief which comprises different aspects such as cognitive skills, practical work, and everyday application. However, few studies have investigated the relationships among these factors that compose science learning self-efficacy. Also, culture may play an important role in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Ability
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Palmer, David; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Many preservice primary teachers have low self-efficacy for science teaching. Although science methods courses have often been shown to enhance self-efficacy, science content courses have been relatively ineffective in this respect. This study investigated whether a tailored science content course would enhance self-efficacy. The participants were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Interviews
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Todd, Brandy L.; Zvoch, Keith – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study investigates the impact of an informal science outreach programme built around theories of identity formation and self-efficacy on middle school girls' science affinities. A lottery-based, randomised control trial was used to identify programme effects on four science affinity outcomes: science interests, efficacy with science, science…
Descriptors: Science Education, STEM Education, Informal Education, Intervention
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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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McCall, Madelon – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
University laboratory science courses are typically designed to prepare science majors or those who are pursuing health related careers. These courses often do not provide the experiences necessary to improve elementary preservice teacher science teaching efficacy or attitudes and beliefs toward science. This research utilized a university science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Kaya, Deniz; Bozdag, Hüseyin Cihan – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The main objective of this study is to determine the predictive power of mathematics self-efficacy resources and perception of science self-efficacy on academic achievement. The study, adopting a relational screening model, was conducted with a total of 698 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade level of a state secondary school. Mathematics…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education, Predictor Variables, Grade 6
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Despite the growing body of research on self-efficacy, previous studies have failed to clarify exactly how it is constructed. Meanwhile, the literature indicates that, in Taiwan, junior high school students tend to show lower self-efficacy in learning science compared with elementary and senior high school students. Purpose: This study…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Junior High School Students, Science Instruction, Resilience (Psychology)
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