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Boz, Yezdan; Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Aydemir, Nurdane; Aydemir, Murat – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Investigating factors contributing to chemistry achievement is important since it enables us to make more concrete instructional decisions related to improving students' chemistry achievement. Purpose: This study aimed to investigate how students' perceptions of learning environment, self-efficacy and gender are related to chemistry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Riconscente, Michelle M. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2014
The author examined the effects of teacher caring, teacher content explanations, and teacher interest promotion on Latino students' interest, self-efficacy, and achievement in mathematics. Participants in the year-long study were 326 Latino 9th- and 10th-grade students attending a large urban high school in southern California. Teacher variables…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Interests, Self Efficacy
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Shawer, Saad F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This quantitative investigation examined the influence of low and high self-efficacy on candidate teacher academic performance in a foreign language teaching methodology course through testing the speculation that high self-efficacy levels would improve pedagogical-content knowledge (PCK). Positivism guided the research design at the levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Shi, Hong – Journal of International Students, 2018
This study examined self-efficacy and language strategy use of college-level English Language Learners (ELLs) at a southeastern university in the United States. It analyzed the relationship between self-efficacy and strategy use. An English Language Learning Survey was used to collect data from 198 college-level ELLs. Participants had positive…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Jungert, Tomas; Koestner, Richard – Educational Psychology, 2015
Research has shown that autonomy support has positive effects on academic development, but no study has examined how systemising cognitive orientation is related to important outcomes for science students, and how it may interact with autonomy support. This prospective investigation considered how systemising and support from teachers and parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Parent Influence, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Zogheib, Salah – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2015
Single computer courses offered at colleges of education are expected to provide preservice teachers with the skills and expertise needed to adopt computer technology in their future classrooms. However, preservice teachers still find difficulty adopting such technology. This research paper investigated relationships among preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Science Education
Akçaoglu, Mustafa Öztürk – Online Submission, 2016
The current study aimed to identify teacher candidates' learning strategies and academic self-efficacy levels. Furthermore, the correlations between these variables and gender and departments were looked into. The study was mainly descriptive and correlational. The sample of the study consisted of 256 teacher candidates enrolled at a faculty of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Correlation
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Marušic, Iris; Jugovic, Ivana; Loncaric, Darko – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The motivation, skills and professional identity of future teachers develop during their initial teacher education. The aim of this research is to assess the differences between first-year and fifth-year student teachers on a number of personality and motivational variables that are indicative of their approaches to learning, using a…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Personality Traits, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies
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Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim Ali – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
There is more need today for school leaders to be up-to-date with technology and its various uses in education. Enhancing self-efficacy in the use of technology is an expected role of educational leadership preparation programmes. This study investigated technological self-efficacy of a group of educators in leadership positions while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Teacher Leadership
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Zhang, Qin – Communication Teacher, 2014
Enthusiasm is widely regarded as one of the most essential and desirable qualities and characteristics of effective teachers. This study is designed to assess the effects of teacher enthusiasm on student classroom engagement, learning goal orientation, and academic self-efficacy. Participants include 165 college students enrolled in basic…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Learner Engagement, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy
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Yetkin Ozdemir, I. Elif; Pape, Stephen J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
Research and theory suggest several instructional practices that could enhance student self-efficacy. However, little is known about the ways these instructional practices interact with individual students to create opportunities or challenges for developing adaptive self-efficacy. In this study, we focused on two sources of efficacy, mastery…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Context Effect, Classroom Environment, Self Efficacy
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Banas, Jennifer R.; York, Cindy S. – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2014
A quasi-experimental study explored the impact of authentic learning exercises on preservice teachers' motivational beliefs and intentions to integrate technology, as well as the ability of those beliefs to predict intentions. A questionnaire was used to assess 104 preservice teachers' expectancy-value related motivational beliefs, namely…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technology Integration
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Uçar, F. Melike; Sungur, Semra – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate the factors related to science achievement. In these studies, the classroom goal structure perceptions, engagement, and self-efficacy of the students have emerged as important factors to be examined in relation to students' science achievement. Purpose: This study examines the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Science Achievement, Goal Orientation
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Putwain, David; Remedios, Richard; Symes, Wendy – Educational Psychology, 2016
Fear appeals are messages that focus on avoiding the negative consequences of failure. They are often used by teachers as a motivational tactic prior to high-stakes examinations. In this study, we examined whether 566 secondary school students, from 26 different classes, approaching high-stakes examinations appraised fear appeals as threatening or…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Ability, Secondary School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Sen, Senol; Yilmaz, Ayhan – Science Education International, 2016
The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between preservice teachers' time and study environment management, effort regulation, self-efficacy beliefs, control of learning beliefs and metacognitive self-regulation. This study also investigates the direct and indirect effects of metacognitive self-regulation on time and study…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Self Control
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