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Su, Xiaoxia; Xiang, Ping; McBride, Ron E.; Liu, Jiling; Thornton, Michael A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
This study examined at-risk boys' social self-efficacy and physical activity self-efficacy within Bandura's self-efficacy framework. A total of 97 boys, aged between 10 and 13 years, attending a summer sports camp completed questionnaires assessing their social self-efficacy, physical activity self- efficacy, prosocial behaviors, and effort.…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Males, Self Efficacy, Physical Activities
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Lin, Guan-Yu – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This study has two central purposes: First, it examines not only the roles of gender and persistence in undergraduate computing majors' learning self-efficacy, computer self-efficacy, and programming self-efficacy but also Bandura's hypothesized sources of self-efficacy; second, it examines the influence of sources of efficacy on the three…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Persistence, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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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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Zuya, Habila Elisha; Kwalat, Simon Kevin; Attah, Bala Galle – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Pre-service mathematics teachers' mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics teaching self-efficacy were investigated in this study. The purpose was to determine the confidence levels of their self-efficacy in mathematics and mathematics teaching. Also, the study was aimed at finding whether their mathematics self-efficacy and teaching…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Brant, Cathy A. R. – Educational Forum, 2017
This article describes a study that investigated preservice teachers' understandings and self-efficacy related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) students and families. The preservice teachers indicated a broad range of understandings in relation to LGBTQ terms. They reported a relatively high sense of self-efficacy in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Self Efficacy, Homosexuality
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Reyes-Cruz, María del Rosario; Perales-Escudero, Moisés Damián – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
The research self-efficacy and motivation of foreign language (FL) faculty in periphery countries is under-researched, yet there is a need to understand the impact of public policies that drive such faculty to conduct research. This paper reports a qualitative case study investigating research self-efficacy and research motivation in a group of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Motivation
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Buser, Trevor J.; Peterson, Christina Hamme; Kearney, Anne – Journal of College Counseling, 2015
The authors recruited college students (N = 648) and investigated relationships among academic and social self-efficacy, relational aggression from parents and peers, and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). Results indicated that both types of self-efficacy were related inversely to NSSI. Academic self-efficacy mediated the relationship between…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Destructive Behavior, College Students, Investigations
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Killi, Carita; Kauppinen, Merja; Coiro, Julie; Utriainen, Jukka – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This paper reports on two studies designed to examine pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Study I investigated the measurement properties of a self-efficacy beliefs questionnaire comprising scales for computer self-efficacy, teacher self-efficacy, and self-efficacy towards technology integration. In Study I, 200 pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Adult Education, Intervention
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Wu, Yin – International Education Studies, 2016
This study intends to compare and contrast student and school factors that are associated with students' mathematics self-efficacy in the United States and China. Using hierarchical linear regressions to analyze the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 data, this study compares math self-efficacy, achievement, and variables…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction, Socioeconomic Status
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Palmer, David; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Many preservice primary teachers have low self-efficacy for science teaching. Although science methods courses have often been shown to enhance self-efficacy, science content courses have been relatively ineffective in this respect. This study investigated whether a tailored science content course would enhance self-efficacy. The participants were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Interviews
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Ikonomopoulos, James; Vela, Javier Cavazos; Smith, Wayne D.; Dell'Aquila, Julia – Professional Counselor, 2016
Counseling graduate students may begin practicum with low self-efficacy regarding their counseling abilities and skills. In the current study, we implemented a small-series (N = 11) single-case research design to assess the effectiveness of the practicum experience to increase counseling students' self-efficacy. Analysis of participants' scores on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Counselor Training, Student Attitudes, Practicums
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Sanders, Martha J.; Van Oss, Tracy; McGeary, Signian – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
The use of structured reflections for promoting personal understanding and community self-efficacy was examined in 65 occupational therapy college students in a service learning course. Students in the experimental group wrote structured reflections throughout the semester while students in the control groups used non-structured reflections.…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Self Efficacy, Scores, Qualitative Research
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Bartimote-Aufflick, Kathryn; Bridgeman, Adam; Walker, Richard; Sharma, Manjula; Smith, Lorraine – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
In this review of 64 articles published since the year 2000, a strong association between self-efficacy and student learning outcomes was apparent. Self-efficacy is also related to other factors such as value, self-regulation and metacognition, locus of control, intrinsic motivation, and strategy learning use. The review revealed that university…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Educational Improvement, College Students, Self Efficacy
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia; Goins, Deborah D. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2015
Self-efficacy and knowledge, both concerning the chi-squared test of independence, were examined in education graduate students. Participants rated statements concerning self-efficacy and completed a related knowledge assessment. After completing a demographic survey, participants completed the self-efficacy and knowledge scales a second time.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Graduate Students, Student Surveys
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Ainscough, Louise; Foulis, Eden; Colthorpe, Kay; Zimbardi, Kirsten; Robertson-Dean, Melanie; Chunduri, Prasad; Lluka, Lesley – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Academic self-efficacy encompasses judgments regarding one's ability to perform academic tasks and is correlated with achievement and persistence. This study describes changes in biology self-efficacy during a first-year course. Students (n = 614) were given the Biology Self-Efficacy Scale at the beginning and end of the semester. The instrument…
Descriptors: Biology, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen, Attitude Change
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