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Peterman, Karen; Withy, Kelley; Boulay, Rachel – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
A common challenge in the evaluation of K-12 science education is identifying valid scales that are an appropriate fit for both a student's age and the educational outcomes of interest. Though many new scales have been validated in recent years, there is much to learn about the appropriate educational contexts and audiences for these measures.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Career Choice, Vocational Interests, Correlation
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Burgoon, Jennifer Marie; Meece, Judith L.; Granger, Noelle A. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2012
Self-efficacy is defined as a person's beliefs in his or her own abilities to successfully complete a task and has been shown to influence student motivation and academic behaviors. More specifically, anatomical self-efficacy is defined as an individual's judgment of his or her ability to successfully complete tasks related to the anatomy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Medical Students, Academic Achievement, Anatomy
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Cleary, Timothy J.; Dong, Ting; Artino, Anthony R., Jr. – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2015
This study examined within-group shifts in the motivation beliefs and regulatory processes of second-year medical students as they engaged in a diagnostic reasoning activity. Using a contextualized assessment methodology called self-regulated learning microanalysis, the authors found that the 71 medical student participants showed statistically…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Beliefs