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Coleman, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this action research project was to collect both qualitative and quantitative data to acquire information in teacher efficacy from the viewpoint of teachers themselves so that pedagogical practices could be enhanced to better serve the special needs student population. In this study, the relationship between teachers' perception of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Practices, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers
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Tsui, Cynthia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a driving force behind the curriculum reform in higher education around the world. The current study, drawn from a larger project that involves an EMI teacher development program, explores subtle nuances of change in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, employing Bandura's theory of self-efficacy (Bandura,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Efficacy, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The purpose of this study, in part, was to confirm the factor structure of the School-Level Environment Questionnaire, which assesses six school climate factors that can be considered important for improving schools. The study also tested a research model of the relationships between the school climate, teachers' self-efficacy and job…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Job Satisfaction, Self Efficacy
Zunino, Bernard J., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of the study was to determine if significant relationships existed among measures of elementary principals' leadership practices and measures of teacher self-efficacy as perceived by rural elementary teachers. Teachers' sense of efficacy has been related to teacher performance and student achievement. Teachers who have a strong sense…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Cobbold, Cosmas; Boateng, Philip – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The objective of the study was to investigate kindergarten teachers' efficacy beliefs in classroom management. The sample size was 299 teachers drawn from both public and private kindergarten schools in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. The efficacy beliefs of the teachers with respect to their classroom management practices were measured on a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy
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Warren, Jeffrey M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
This literature review explores the potential impact of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) on teacher efficacy and student achievement. Research conducted to date, focusing on increasing teacher efficacy and student achievement, has produced mixed results. Teachers continue to think, emote, and behave in unhelpful ways. REBT appears to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Behavior Modification, School Counselors
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Baleghizadeh, Sasan; Goldouz, Elnaz – Cogent Education, 2016
The present study aimed to contribute to the current findings of the relationship between collective efficacy perceptions of EFL teachers and their perception of teacher empowerment. To this end, 147 Iranian EFL teachers from a well-known institute in Tehran participated in the study. The instruments used were two questionnaires: Collective…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Lemon, Narelle; Garvis, Susanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Self-efficacy is an important motivational construct for primary school teachers (teachers of children aged 5-12 years) within Australia. Teacher self-efficacy beliefs will determine the level of teacher confidence and competence to engage with a task. In this study, we explore engagement with digital technology and the associated learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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Putman, S. Michael – Action in Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher efficacy represents a powerful influence on the behaviors of teachers due to its impact on instructional choice, effort, and persistence. Yet few studies have been conducted examining differences in efficacy among groups of teachers with varying levels of experience, including those still engaged in teacher preparation programs. This study…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Experienced Teachers, Self Efficacy
Griffin, Lauren Elyse – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Increasing teacher efficacy poses challenges to educational leaders, highlighting the need for a study of the awareness and development of strengths related to teacher efficacy. The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of the awareness and development of strengths on teachers' perceived self-efficacy, as well as to determine if…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience
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Walker, Jeff; Slear, Sharon – NASSP Bulletin, 2011
There is a positive relationship between high levels of teacher efficacy and increased student achievement as well as a positive link between principal behavior and teacher efficacy. A diverse group of middle school teachers from a mid-Atlantic state were surveyed. Responses from 366 teachers were analyzed to determine whether various principal…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Middle School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Nikolas, Julie Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between principals' and teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. The study focused on the efficacy beliefs in instructional leadership, instructional strategies, school management, classroom management, and the effect of specific demographics on efficacy beliefs. The study, conducted during…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Principals, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods
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Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina – Cogent Education, 2016
Teachers' social-emotional competence is crucial for promoting a positive learning environment to the students. However, the research on teachers' social-emotional abilities is very limited. This study examined the relationship between emotional abilities and self-efficacies and empathy among teachers, hypothesizing that teachers' self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Relationship
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Küçüktepe, Seval Eminoglu; Akbag, Müge; Özmercan, Esra Eminoglu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Self-efficacy beliefs and emotional literacy skills are considered as one of the most fundamental characteristics of teachers to create positive effects on students. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and their emotional literacy levels. This study is designed as a relational…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Correlation, Literacy
Kenyon, Margaret A. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine one urban elementary school to determine the influence of PLCs on administrator and teacher efficacy in supporting academic success. Using Stewart, Williams, and Matthew's (2009) Learning Community Culture Indicator (LCCI), which is based on the work of Richard DuFour (2006) and Eaker and DuFour (1998), the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Administrators, Self Efficacy
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