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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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Flowers, Alonzo M., III; Banda, Rosa – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: In an attempt to understand the postsecondary and occupational pathways of minorities who choose to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pathways, what this paper offers is an examination of literature that focuses on identity. More specifically, this paper aims to present a research argument that highlights the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Social Cognition
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Köksal, Ela Ayse – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Science is comprised of theory and practical work and to study either part is not enough to understand the whole. Practical work such as observation and fieldtrips should be used to develop students' inquiry skills as well as to support the theory. Teachers with high self-efficacy on fieldtrips will be more likely to use this technique.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
Keefe, Lisa Madalon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Institutions of higher learning are recently being held more accountable for the learning outcomes of their students. As such, universities have begun to actively measure and evaluate student learning and motivational outcomes in an effort to improve the successful outcomes of their students. To support this work, two studies were conducted to…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Introductory Courses, Science Curriculum
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Sawtelle, Vashti; Brewe, Eric; Kramer, Laird H. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2012
The quantitative results of Sources of Self-Efficacy in Science Courses-Physics (SOSESC-P) are presented as a logistic regression predicting the passing of students in introductory Physics with Calculus I, overall as well as disaggregated by gender. Self-efficacy as a theory to explain human behavior change [Bandura [1977] "Psychological…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Physics, Calculus
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Harrison, Colin; Tanner, Kimberly D. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Language matters. What we say can have profound effects on an individual's sense of belonging, self-efficacy, and science identity. One of the ways that these biases can manifest is in our language, through the use of microaggressions. Here, the term "microaggressions" is used to describe brief, sometimes subtle, everyday exchanges that…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Aggression, Higher Education, Educational Environment
Sherman-Morris, Kathleen; McNeal, Karen S. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
This study augments existing literature in understanding student perceptions about the geosciences; we examined the choice of major and science courses taken by 645 students at a large southeastern research university. Differences were examined between underrepresented minority (URM) and nonminority students. We compared responses regarding not…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Earth Science
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Rice, Lindsay; Barth, Joan M.; Guadagno, Rosanna E.; Smith, Gabrielle P. A.; McCallum, Debra M. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
Social cognitive models examining academic and career outcomes emphasize constructs such as attitude, interest, and self-efficacy as key factors affecting students' pursuit of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses and careers. The current research examines another under-researched component of social cognitive models: social…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Social Support Groups, STEM Education, Structural Equation Models
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Jiang, He; Xiong, Wei; Cao, Yonghui – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Entrepreneurship Education in Colleges and universities is a profound reform of China's higher education paradigm. Which is a necessary choice for Chinese universities to break through the traditional educational model. It is an important measure to cultivate college students' entrepreneurial consciousness, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Self Efficacy, Intention, Engineering Education
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Iqbal, Muhammad Munwar; Saleem, Yasir – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Adoption of Electronic Learning (eLearning) for the dissemination of higher education is rapidly increasing day by day. A large number of universities offering hundreds of course and a large number of the students are taking advantage from this type of learning paradigm. The purpose of this study is to investigate the delay factor in answering the…
Descriptors: Models, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems
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Zhao, Jingsong; McCormick, John; Hoekman, Katherine – International Journal of Educational Management, 2008
Purpose: This article aims to explore how self-efficacy is related to academic research activities and how intra-culturally relevant factors may play a role in self-efficacy in the context of higher education in Beijing. In particular, relationships of self-efficacy for research with research productivity and idiocentrism-allocentrism are to be…
Descriptors: Productivity, Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Factor Analysis
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Settlage, John; Southerland, Sherry A.; Smith, Leigh K.; Ceglie, Robert – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2009
This study examined the influence of field placements settings with varying demographic profiles on preservice elementary teachers. Data were gathered at three points during the participants' final year in their teacher preparation program in order to chart changes over time in science teaching self-efficacy beliefs. These measures were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Student Diversity, Professional Development
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Parker, Philip David; Marsh, Herbert W.; Ciarrochi, Joseph; Marshall, Sarah; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah – Educational Psychology, 2014
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that self-efficacy and self-concept reflect different underlying processes and both are critical to understanding long-term achievement outcomes. Although both types of self-belief are well established in educational psychology, research comparing and contrasting their relationship with achievement has been…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Self Concept
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Mulholland, Judith; Wallace, John – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2001
Followed an elementary teacher during her transition from preservice to inservice teaching, examining influences on her science teaching efficacy beliefs. Data from teacher interviews, observations, and journal writings indicated that mastery experience and verbal and other forms of social persuasion were the major sources of influence for…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Case Studies, Elementary Education
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Dona, Kulari Lokuge; Gregory, Janet; Pechenkina, Ekaterina – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This paper presents findings of an institutional case study investigating how students and lecturers experienced a new opt-out, fully integrated lecture-recording system which enabled audio and presentation screen capture. The study's focus is on how "traditional" students (generally characterised as young, enrolled full-time and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lecture Method, Institutional Characteristics, Case Studies
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