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Reddy, Dinesh Sampangirama – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Cybersecurity threats confront the United States on a daily basis, making them one of the major national security challenges. One approach to meeting these challenges is to improve user cybersecurity behavior. End user security behavior hinges on end user acceptance and use of the protective information technologies such as anti-virus and…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Security, Information Technology, Self Efficacy
Stanton, Lorraine May – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Virtual worlds are innovative teaching and learning methods that can provide immersive and engaging learning experiences (Lu, 2010). Though they have potential benefits, students sometimes experience a steep learning curve and discomfort with the technology (Warburton, 2009). This study explored how students in two American Studies classes using…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Learning Experience, Computer Simulation
McMillian, Kimberley Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study aims to explore the level of suburban 5th grade students' mathematics self-efficacy, math anxiety, and academic achievement, to discover the possible interconnections between these parameters. The measures used to evaluate each included the Math Anxiety Rating Scale, the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, and the North Carolina End of Grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Self Efficacy
Binkley, Zachary Wayne McClellan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study investigates computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety within 61 students across two academic majors, Aviation and Sports and Exercise Science, while investigating the impact residential status, age, and gender has on those two psychological constructs. The purpose of the study is to find if computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Majors (Students)
Tyndall, Christy L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Adjunct faculty teach over 50% of courses in U.S. higher education but little is known about them as educators. Strong evidence has been found in the K-12 literature demonstrating the link between teachers' beliefs, instructional practices, and subsequent student outcomes. Teaching self-efficacy, beliefs in one's capabilities to perform specific…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Self Efficacy
Spaniol, Scott R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Research suggests that student success in mathematics is positively correlated to math self-efficacy and negatively correlated to math anxiety. At a Hispanic serving community college in the Midwest, developmental math students had a lower pass rate than did college-level math students, but the role of math self-efficacy and math anxiety on these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Education
Backs, Annette – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to examine online learner self-efficacy in terms of instructional strategies and course supports. Prior studies have focused primarily on factors within learners (e.g., motivation, satisfaction, achievement). The current study, with a foundation in adult learning theory, bridged the gap between…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Self Efficacy, Educational Strategies
Wallace, Tyler Lewis – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative causal comparative study investigated how the modality of course content delivery impacts the self-efficacy of dual enrollment students. The problem was that it is unclear how the benefits of dual enrollment impact different student groups based on the location of the course. The purpose was to verify existing research linking…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Efficacy, Dual Enrollment, Scores
Al-Shukri, Abdullah Khamis – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research has documented that teacher self-efficacy has positive impacts on different aspects of teaching and learning. Yet, research on teacher self-efficacy in the field of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is relatively limited. Considering the powerful impacts of teacher self-efficacy on teaching and learning, it is crucial to pursue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Anderson, Emily Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Teachers in a classical Christian environment oftentimes are not taught in the classic manner themselves, requiring different training from that in teacher-education programs. This study compared teacher self-efficacy between traditional Christian-education environments and classical Christian-education environments. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Statistical Analysis, Grounded Theory
Stuart, Charles Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teacher efficacy has been researched for over 30 years, teacher efficacy refers to the beliefs of teachers in their abilities to have an impact on classroom management. Classroom management skills have been proven to be a plaguing aspect of the teaching and learning process over the past century. This study answers question about classroom…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
Nasto, Richard Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Teacher mindset and self-efficacy are a topic of much research. However, specific research is needed in areas pertaining to teacher self-efficacy, mindset and their comprehensive understandings of specific skill sets and concepts. In this study, the researcher has investigated how the associations between a teacher's self-efficacy (high or low)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Coping
Matthews, Kristin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose, Scope, and Method of Study: Political self-efficacy is the belief that one can influence political processes and is an indicator of society's political health. While political self-efficacy may change over time, education is a powerful influence. Emphasizing civic and general education functions, the community college provided a unique…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Introductory Courses, Required Courses, Community Colleges
Burke, Beth Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative study focused on examining the relationship between teacher self-efficacy and their use of writing practices in teaching writing. Participants included elementary kindergarten through fifth grade teachers in a large school district in northeastern United States. The following research questions guided this study: Is there a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Greenwood, Lisa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of novice nursing faculty members at one Midwestern Technical college, who were in formal mentoring relationships with seasoned nursing faculty members. A total of nine faculty members participated in a single, sixty minute, semi-structured interview exploring the lived experiences of being…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, College Faculty, Mentors, Semi Structured Interviews
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