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Griggs, Marissa Swaim; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Patton, Christine L. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2013
Self-efficacy forecasts student persistence and achievement in challenging subjects. Thus, it is important to understand factors that contribute to students' self-efficacy, a key factor in their success in math and science. The current cross-sectional study examined the contribution of students' gender and math and science anxiety as well as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Classroom Environment, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Kiran, Dekant; Sungur, Semra – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
The main purpose of the present study is to investigate middle school students' science self-efficacy as well as its sources and outcomes as a function of gender. Bandura's hypothesized sources of self-efficacy (i.e., mastery experience, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion, and emotional arousal) in addition to being inviting with self and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Middle School Students, Science Education, Self Efficacy
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Hechter, Richard P. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
This study investigated contextual changes in perceptions of science teaching self-efficacy through pre-, post- and retrospective administrations of the Science Teaching Expectancy Belief Instrument (STEBI-B) among preservice elementary teachers when exposed to a science teaching methods course. Findings revealed that the number of postsecondary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Yildiz, Hatice; Akdag, Mustafa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The purpose of the research study was to investigate the effects of the metacognitive strategies used in the course Science and Technology Instruction-II on prospective teachers' metacognitive awareness, science teaching self efficacy belief and teacher self efficacy belief. The research group was composed of 87 third grade students from the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Al Sultan, Adam; Henson, Harvey, Jr.; Fadde, Peter J. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
Many educators and educational institutions worldwide have agreed that the main goal of science education is to produce a scientifically literate community. Science teachers are key to the achievement of scientific literacy at all levels of education because of the essential role they play in preparing scientifically literate individuals. Studies…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Keçeci, Gonca – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study is done to have preservice science teachers chance to implement inquiry before expecting them to implement inquiry in their classrooms and to develop the preservice science teachers' inquiry skills and self-efficacy of science. The study group is composed of preservice science teachers who chose the 2nd grade Biology Laboratory course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Inquiry
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Robnett, Rachael D.; Chemers, Martin M.; Zurbriggen, Eileen L. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
Prior research shows that undergraduates tend to identify more strongly with the field of science after participating in scientific research. However, mediators that might account for this association are not well understood. In the current study, we propose that science self-efficacy may serve this mediational function. Specifically, data from a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies, Scientific Research, Self Efficacy
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Chang, Yevvon Yi-Chi; Chiou, Wen-Bin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Self-efficacy toward science learning has been shown to play a crucial role in determining students' motivation and achievements. Social cognitive theory proposes that positive and negative task outcomes affect mastery experiences from which self-efficacy develops. The current research examined whether prior level of self-efficacy would serve as a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Equipment
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Mansfield, Caroline F.; Woods-McConney, Amanda – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher efficacy has become an important field of research especially in subjects teachers may find challenging, such as science. This study investigates the sources of teachers' efficacy for teaching science in primary schools in the context of authentic teaching situations with a view to better understanding sources of teachers' efficacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Content Analysis
Gibson, Jakeisha Jamice – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methods case study examined two out-of-school (OST) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs at a science-oriented high school on students' Self-Efficacy. Because STEM is a key for future innovation and economic growth, Americans have been developing a variety of approaches to increase student interest in science within…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Efficacy, Student Surveys, Mixed Methods Research
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Atiles, Julia T.; Jones, Jennifer L.; Anderson, James A. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of professional development on teachers' knowledge of teaching science and sense of efficacy regarding the teaching of science. In addition, the study explores the association between knowledge of teaching science and efficacy regarding the teaching of science. Participants included 28 early…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Careers, Science Instruction, Faculty Development
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Flores, Ingrid M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2015
Pedagogical competence and teaching efficacy significantly influence the quality of classroom science learning. Without applying pedagogical learning in realistic classroom environments, there is slight possibility that prospective teachers will increase their teaching confidence or develop understanding of how learners acquire and construct…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Wei, Shih-Hsuan – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the factors accounting for science teaching self-efficacy and to examine the relationships among Taiwanese teachers' science teaching self-efficacy, teaching and learning conceptions, technological--pedagogical content knowledge for the Internet (TPACK-I), and attitudes toward Internet-based instruction (Attitudes)…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Bergman, Daniel J.; Morphew, Jason – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
The preparation of elementary teachers to successfully teach science in their classrooms is a central issue in science education. The teacher preparation program at a large Midwestern university was modified to include a new science content course aimed at this need. A pre-/postassessment research model involved participants (N = 154) completing a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science
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Casad, Bettina J.; Chang, Amy L.; Pribbenow, Christine M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is designed to support undergraduate students' professional development as future scientists. Juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureates who attended ABRCMS during 2008-2011 were emailed a link to an online questionnaire in which they reported their experiences at the…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Conferences (Gatherings), Minority Group Students, Educational Benefits
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