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Alkharusi, Hussain; Aldhafri, Said; Al-Hosni, Khoula; Al-Busaidi, Saleh; Al-Kharusi, Bader; Ambusaidi, Abdullah; Alrajhi, Marwa – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
A scale for measuring self-efficacy for teaching mathematics in grades 5 to 10 was developed in this study for teachers in Oman. The participants were 328 mathematics teachers randomly selected from five educational governorates in the Sultanate of Oman. Factorial structure of the scale revealed three subscales: self-efficacy for understanding the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Brown, Patrick L.; Concannon, James P.; Marx, Donna; Donaldson, Christopher W.; Black, Alicia – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2016
The purpose of this teacher research study is to ascertain students' interest in STEM and beliefs about STEM before and after STEM specific instruction, explore possible differences in STEM self-efficacy by gender, and explore differences in STEM self-efficacy by group role. Our primary data sources include a modified attitudinal survey and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, STEM Education, Student Attitudes
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Kaya, Deniz; Bozdag, Hüseyin Cihan – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The main objective of this study is to determine the predictive power of mathematics self-efficacy resources and perception of science self-efficacy on academic achievement. The study, adopting a relational screening model, was conducted with a total of 698 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade level of a state secondary school. Mathematics…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education, Predictor Variables, Grade 6
Akgül, Savas; Kahveci, Nihat Gurel – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships among students' mathematics self-efficacy, their metacognitive skills in mathematics and their mathematics achievement in relation to their mathematical creativity. The study's sample consisted of 445 gifted and talented middle school students who attended grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 at 13…
Descriptors: Creativity, Academically Gifted, Mathematics, Self Efficacy
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Madjar, Nir; Chohat, Ronny – Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study aimed to explore the concept of transition self-efficacy, which is defined as individuals' subjective evaluation of their ability to execute the actions required for a successful transition from elementary to middle school. The study followed a sample of 128 sixth-grade students for 2 consecutive years (before and after the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Brummert Lennings, Heidi Isabel; Bussey, Kay – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
The aim of this study is to develop a multidimensional measure for assessing children's personal agency to handle parental conflict through their coping self-efficacy beliefs (Bandura, 1997). Coping self-efficacy beliefs are individuals' perceived ability to motivate themselves, access cognitive resources, and perform the actions required to take…
Descriptors: Coping, Self Efficacy, Conflict, Parent Child Relationship
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Lofgran, Brandi B.; Smith, Leigh K.; Whiting, Erin F. – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
This study examined the science self-efficacy beliefs of students at the transition from elementary school (Grade 6) to middle school (Grade 7) and the transition from middle school (Grade 8) to high school (Grade 9). The purpose was to determine whether students' perceived competence is impacted at these important school transitions and if the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Achievement, Competence, Articulation (Education)
Kinsler, Kathryn Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Students with learning disabilities (LD) continue to fall behind their typical peers in the area of writing (Graham & Harris, 2011; National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, 2008). Studies indicate that self-efficacy influences writing performance and that self-regulation may be an important aspect of both metacognitive and affective…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Self Efficacy, Writing Skills, Grade 6
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Liu, Chen-Chung; Lu, Kuan-Hsien; Wu, Leon Yufeng; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Many studies have pointed out the significant contrast between the creative nature of Web 2.0 learning activities and the structured learning in school. This study proposes an approach to leveraging Web 2.0 learning activities and classroom teaching to help students develop both specific knowledge and creativity based on Csikzentmihalyi's system…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Creativity, Story Telling, Self Efficacy
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Hewitt, Michael P. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
In the present study, relationships between two components of self-regulation (self-efficacy and self-evaluation) and gender, school level, instrument family, and music performance were examined. Participants were 340 middle and high school band students who participated in one of two summer music camps or who were members of a private middle…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Smith, Cary Stacy; Hung, Li-Ching – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
In Taiwan, teaching focuses around lecturing, with students having little opportunity to interact with each other. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a means of instruction where students learn the subject by being active participants in the pedagogical process, with the emphasis on problem-solving. In this study, the authors investigated whether PBL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Computer Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Hannel, Stacey L.; Cuevas, Joshua – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate whether or not computer-based simulations had a greater impact on science achievement compared to traditional hands-on methods for middle school students in an on-level science course. The study also sought to determine if either method had an impact on retention as well as motivation. The participants in…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Student Motivation, Computer Simulation, Hands on Science
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Barber, Ana Taboada; Buehl, Michelle M.; Kidd, Julie K.; Sturtevant, Elizabeth G.; Nuland, Leila Richey; Beck, Jori – Reading Psychology, 2015
The authors examined the role of an intervention designed to increase reading comprehension, reading self-efficacy beliefs, and engagement in social studies for middle school students of varying language backgrounds. Thirteen sixth- and seventh-grade teachers implemented the United States History for Engaged Reading (USHER) program with their…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Intervention, Self Efficacy
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Chen, Chen-Ju; Yeh, Ming-Chen; Tang, Fu-In; Yu, Shu – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
Smoking-related outcome expectation and self-efficacy have been found to be associated with adolescent smoking initiation. There is, however, a lack of appropriate instruments to investigate early adolescents' smoking outcome expectations and antismoking self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Smoking Outcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Self Efficacy, Adolescents
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Paek, Sue Hyeon; Park, Hyeri; Runco, Mark A.; Choe, Ho-Seong – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
The prediction of creative performance from ideation has shown promise, but questions remain. In this study, the relationship of ideational behavior and the creative performance of elementary school children (N = 255) was examined across 6 domains of creative performance: science, mathematics, technology, fine arts, music, and writing.…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School Students
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