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Skaalvik, Einar M.; Skaalvik, Sidsel – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
The purpose of this study was partly to test the factor structure of a recently developed Norwegian scale for measuring teacher self-efficacy and partly to explore relations between teachers' perception of the school context, teacher self-efficacy, collective teacher efficacy, teacher burnout, teacher job satisfaction, and teachers' beliefs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Burnout
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Guo, Ying; Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; Kaderavek, Joan N. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This study examined the relations among preschool teachers' self-efficacy (n = 67), classroom quality (instructional and emotional support), and children's (n = 328) gains in print awareness and vocabulary knowledge over an academic year in the US. Results indicated that teachers' self-efficacy and classroom quality served as significant and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Classroom Environment
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Viel-Ruma, Kim; Houchins, David; Jolivette, Kristine; Benson, Gwen – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
In order to examine the relationship between reported levels of teacher self-efficacy, collective efficacy, and job satisfaction in special educators, teachers in one school district completed three surveys measuring these constructs. The results indicated that teacher self-efficacy had a direct effect on job satisfaction. It was further found…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Cothran, Donetta – Professional Development in Education, 2009
Adolescents are physically inactive and non-Caucasian adolescents achieve the least amount of physical activity. Hence, supporting teachers' efforts to increase their students' physical activity during physical education is important. We examined the influence of a social cognitive theory-based intervention on teachers' efficacy to teach…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Social Theories, Teaching Methods, Barriers
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Hemric, Marty; Eury, Allen D.; Shellman, David – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2010
Empirical research has linked teacher efficacy with student achievement. In this study, the authors determined the perceived levels of empowerment and self-efficacy from 70 elementary teachers in two schools. Descriptive and predictive statistics were used to explore the degree to which perceived empowerment and self-efficacy were related in an…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Correlation
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Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; Philippou, George N. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2010
This study brings together two lines of research on teachers' affective responses toward mathematics curriculum reforms: their concerns and their efficacy beliefs. Using structural equation modeling to analyze data on 151 elementary mathematics teachers' concerns and efficacy beliefs 5 years into a mandated curriculum reform on problem solving,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy
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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Callaway, Patricia – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This study used a teacher efficacy framework to describe the perceptions of high and low implementers of content literacy instruction in the context of a year-long professional development program. Interviews from middle and high school content teachers illustrated efficacy differences between teachers who demonstrated high and low levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development
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Sela-Shayovitz, Revital – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
This study deals with the relationship between school violence prevention training and teachers' perceived self-efficacy in handling violent events. Three indicators were used to examine teachers' self-efficacy: personal teaching efficacy (PTE), teachers' efficacy in the school as an organisation (TESO), and teachers' outcome efficacy (TOE). Data…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Violence, Self Efficacy, Prevention
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Adams, Curt M.; Forsyth, Patrick B. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: Recent scholarship has augmented Bandura's theory underlying efficacy formation by pointing to more proximate sources of efficacy information involved in forming collective teacher efficacy. These proximate sources of efficacy information theoretically shape a teacher's perception of the teaching context, operationalizing the difficulty…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Teacher Attitudes
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Chan, Wai-Yen; Lau, Shun; Nie, Youyan; Lim, Sandy; Hogan, David – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
This study tested a predictive and mediation model of teacher commitment. Teacher efficacy and sense of identification with school were hypothesized to mediate the relations of an individual antecedent (teaching experience) and two organizational antecedents (perceived organizational politics and reflective dialogue) to teacher commitment.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Structural Equation Models, Identification, Teaching Experience
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Williams, Ruth – Professional Development in Education, 2009
Bandura's concept of self-efficacy has been the focus of numerous research studies related to teacher self-efficacy. Most studies have investigated Bandura's first three sources of self-efficacy beliefs: mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, and social persuasion--with much less emphasis placed on Bandura's fourth source, the role of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Qualifications, Emotional Experience, Psychological Patterns
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Chan, David W. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This study assessed two global (general and collective) and seven domain-specific sets of teacher self-efficacy beliefs among 273 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. While teachers generally reported having the highest confidence in teaching highly able learners and the least confidence in classroom management, there were…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Cheung, Hoi Yan – Australian Educational Researcher, 2008
Teachers beliefs about their ability to affect students' performance is an important part of professionalism. This study compared 725 Hong Kong and 575 Shanghai primary in-service teachers on their teacher efficacy. Two Chinese versions of the 12-item Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale were used in this study since some wordings of the Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Haverback, Heather R.; Parault, Susan J. – Educational Psychology Review, 2008
Teachers' personal self-efficacy about their ability to motivate students and encourage learning has been shown to affect the classroom they create and student achievement. Therefore, research has been conducted on ways to increase teacher efficacy for in-service and pre-service teachers. One area of research that has been explored is the impact…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading, Self Efficacy
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Garcia, Delia C. – Urban Education, 2004
The current study explores the relationship between perceived teacher efficacy and specific practices of family involvement exhibited by 110 elementary school teachers from a large urban school district. Bandura's construct of self-efficacy provided the theoretical framework for examining teacher efficacy. The study investigated the predictive…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Family Involvement
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