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Falco, Lia D.; Summers, Jessica J. – Journal of Career Development, 2019
This study evaluated whether a career group intervention that incorporates the four sources of self-efficacy and addresses perceived career barriers is effective at improving the career decision self-efficacy and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) self-efficacy for adolescent girls. Of the 88 girls in our study, 42 students…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Self Efficacy, STEM Education, High School Students
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Huang, Cathy; Dannenberg, Andrew L.; Haaland, Wren; Mendoza, Jason A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Active commuting to school (ACS) is associated with increased physical activity and lowered risk of obesity. In observational studies, ACS was associated with child self-efficacy, parent self-efficacy, and parent outcome expectations, although few experiments have assessed changes in these behavioral constructs. Aim: This study…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Transportation, Low Income, Physical Activities
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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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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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Krieger, Heather; Serrano, Surizaday; Neighbors, Clayton – Journal of College Student Development, 2017
We examined the role of self-efficacy in preventing bystander inaction in dangerous alcohol situations. Participants (N = 504) completed an online survey that assessed whether they had previously witnessed or intervened in alcohol-related emergencies, their self-efficacy for intervening, and their likelihood of intervening in the future.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Self Efficacy
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Rocchino, Gabrielle H.; Dever, Bridget V.; Telesford, Alana; Fletcher, Kristen – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
This study examines academic self-efficacy and gender as predictors of internalizing and externalizing behaviors in adolescence. In addition, the role of gender was considered as a moderator in the relationship between academic self-efficacy and internalizing/externalizing difficulties. Participants were 4,318 predominantly African American,…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Efficacy, Prevention, Intervention
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Bardhoshi, Gerta; Duncan, Kelly; Erford, Bradley T. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This preliminary research examined the effectiveness of a classroom counseling intervention on student self-efficacy development. Five first-grade classrooms in a rural school with high rates of economic disparity were randomly assigned to either a set of 12 specialized lessons emphasizing self-efficacy or lessons from the existing core…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Intervention, Counseling Techniques, Self Efficacy
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Hier, Bridget O.; Mahony, Kristen E. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2018
Although intervention procedures exist for improving elementary-aged students' writing fluency skills, less is known about how their writing self-efficacy develops upon participating in these procedures. In this study, 117 second grade students participated in an evidence-based performance feedback writing intervention. Students reported higher…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Grade 2, General Education, Feedback (Response)
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Shi, Lihong – College Student Journal, 2016
With the popularity of learner-oriented approach in language teaching, research on learners is gaining more and more importance. This paper attempts to review the empirical researches on self-efficacy in the ESL/EFL settings during the past 10 years with the purpose of depicting the extent to which the self-efficacy research in ESL/EFL has…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cisneros, Jesus; Cadenas, German – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
DREAMzone is an educational intervention designed to increase higher education professionals' competency and self-efficacy for working with undocumented students. Grounded in social learning theory, we developed the DREAMer-ally instrument to investigate the effects of DREAMzone on DREAMer-ally competency and self-efficacy. Findings support the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Staff Development, Self Efficacy, Competency Based Education
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Gregus, Samantha J.; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino; Pastrana, Freddie A.; Craig, James T.; McQuillin, Samuel D.; Cavell, Timothy A. – School Psychology Review, 2017
Teachers are key players in efforts to address school bullying and peer victimization. Recent studies found that teachers' responses to peer victimization can vary based on their beliefs and attitudes. We examined relations among teacher self-efficacy, teachers' intentions to use recommended antibullying practices, and peer victimization as rated…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Bullying, Intervention, Teacher Attitudes
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McCusker, Jane; Lambert, Sylvie D.; Cole, Martin G.; Ciampi, Antonio; Strumpf, Erin; Freeman, Ellen E.; Belzile, Eric – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
Objectives: In a sample of primary care participants with chronic physical conditions and comorbid depressive symptoms: to describe the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of activation and self-efficacy with demographic, physical and mental health status, health behaviors, depression self-care, health care utilization, and use of…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Chronic Illness, Comorbidity, Self Efficacy
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Unrau, Norman J.; Rueda, Robert; Son, Elena; Polanin, Joshua R.; Lundeen, Rebecca J.; Muraszewski, Alison K. – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Studies of interventions' impact on reading self-efficacy have been conducted since the 1980s. The purpose of this project was to conduct a systematic review of these studies because the primary studies often yielded divergent results. Included studies entailed an intervention, addressed reading specifically, and reported explicit pre- and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Meta Analysis, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Kim, Youngmi; Kim, Kyeongmo; Lee, Shinhye – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Purpose: We tested the reliability and validity of the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children (SEQ-C) in a sample of children living in orphanages in South Korea. Methods: Our study sample consisted of 334 children aged 13-18 obtained using a convenience sampling method. We conducted a confirmatory factor analysis to identify the factor…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Self Efficacy, Institutionalized Persons, Adolescents
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Quinn-Nilas, Christopher; Milhausen, Robin R.; Breuer, Rebecca; Bailey, Julia; Pavlou, Menelaos; DiClemente, Ralph J.; Wingood, Gina M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
This study assessed a newly developed Sexual Communication Self-Efficacy Scale designed to measure the sexual communication self-efficacy of adolescent men and women. Three-hundred and seventy-four U.K. adolescents completed this new scale, along with several other validity measures. Factor analysis revealed that the Sexual Communication…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rating Scales, Sexuality, Construct Validity
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