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Gonzalez, Alejandro; Peters, Michelle L.; Orange, Amy; Grigsby, Bettye – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In the United States, teachers' job-related stress and self-efficacy levels across all grades are influenced in some manner by the demands of high-stakes testing. This sequential mixed-methods study aimed at examining the dynamics among assigned subject matter, teacher job-related stress, and teacher self-efficacy in a large south-eastern Texas…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Self Efficacy, Stress Variables, Teacher Surveys
Akbari, Ramin; Tavassoli, Kobra – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Teacher efficacy is a topic of significance in mainstream education and various instruments have been developed to measure this construct. The available instruments however, are general both in terms of their subject matter and context. To compensate for this generality, the present study aims to develop a new teacher efficacy instrument whose…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers
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Sehgal, Prachee; Nambudiri, Ranjeet; Mishra, Sushanta Kumar – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: Teacher effectiveness has been a matter of concern not only for the parents and students but also for the policy makers, researchers, and educationists. Drawing from the "self-efficacy" theory (Bandura, 1977), the purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between teacher self-efficacy and teacher effectiveness. In…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Principals, Leadership Effectiveness
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Calik, Temel; Sezgin, Ferudun; Kavgaci, Hasan; Cagatay Kilinc, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between school principals' instructional leadership behaviors and self-efficacy of teachers and collective teacher efficacy. In this regard, a model based on hypotheses was designed to determine the relationships among variables. The study sample consisted of 328 classroom and branch…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Elementary Schools
Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Ulubey, Ozgur; Yildirim, Kasim – Online Submission, 2018
In this study, it was aimed to investigate the contributions of support and class belonging to teacher self-efficacy. A total of 357 teacher candidates from the different departments enrolled in the Pedagogical Formation Education Certificate Program at a state university in the Aegean Region of Turkey participated in the study. Teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Sense of Community, Classroom Environment
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia; Knight, Stephanie L.; Favre, David E.; Ikhlef, Atman – Teacher Development, 2017
Qatar is undergoing major educational reform that is shifting its educational policy toward an instructional orientation grounded in constructivism and student-centered instruction. Differences in cultural conceptions of knowledge acquisition and the purpose of education are examined to highlight challenges to Qatar's reform implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Behavior, Self Efficacy
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Sezen-Gultekin, Gozde; Nartgun, Senay Sezgin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the possible relationship between the reality shock expectations and teacher self-efficacy levels of the prospective teachers attending pedagogical formation certificate program. In accordance with this purpose, the study was designed in correlational model among relational survey models, and the study sample…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Expectation, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teacher Education
Awkard, Tiffany – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Teachers can regain their sense of efficacy if school leaders engage them in a systematic process, the Reflective Action Protocol, of reflecting on their classroom expectations and practices, making adjustments, and taking careful note of improvements in student learning. This process asks instructionally focused questions that push teachers to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Observation
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Juuti, Kalle; Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Elstad, Eyvind; Solhaug, Trond; Turmo, Are – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This study focuses on how Finnish pre-service teachers' instructional self-efficacy contributes to their belief in their ability to provide learning opportunities and positive classroom outcomes. Data were gathered from 153 pre-service teachers and analysed using structural equation modelling. We found that experiences with problem behaviour…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Kocabas, Sezai; Ozfidan, Burham; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
One of the most important goals of education is to ensure the quality of teaching and learning. Sense of teacher's self-efficacy affects the quality throughout the contribution to all stakeholders in educational process. The right of religious education is one of the essential rights in the world. Moreover, it has positive effect on the society by…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy, Test Construction
McCluskey, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Income disparity continues to increase across the United States as more students are coming from environments of low-income homes, racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds limited English proficiency, and high mobility rates which have contributed to disparity in educational achievement. The overarching question that drove this study was…
Descriptors: School District Wealth, Self Efficacy, Teacher Expectations of Students, High Schools
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Pas, Elise T.; Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Hershfeldt, Patricia A. – Journal of School Psychology, 2012
Although several studies relate low teacher efficacy and high burnout to the quality of instruction and students' academic achievement, there has been limited research examining factors that predict teacher efficacy and burnout. The current study employed a longitudinal, multilevel modeling approach to examine the influence of teacher- and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Burnout, Academic Achievement, Research
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Ciampa, Katia; Gallagher, Tiffany L. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
This study explored Canadian and American pre-service elementary teachers' self-efficacy beliefs for literacy instruction, as well as the contextual factors (i.e., course and field experiences) that contribute to these self-efficacy beliefs. Survey data were collected over a two-year period at the beginning and end of a required elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Comparative Analysis
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Shi, Qingmin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Teacher efficacy in a particular content area is seen as an important factor shaping teaching practice and student learning in the Western literature. However, inadequate efforts have been made to examine this assumption empirically. Drawing on the Trends of International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 mathematics teachers' data at the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Social Cognition
Parker, Jack Lee, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purposes of this study were twofold: determine how teacher perceptions change over time in their ability to create a desired effect on student learning and examine the differences between principal and teacher perceptions of teacher efficacy. Principals and teachers at 150 public schools, broken down as 50 from elementary schools with a grade…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Principals, Middle School Teachers
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