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Robertson Evia, Jane; Peterman, Karen; Cloyd, Emily; Besley, John – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2018
Self-efficacy, or the beliefs people hold about their ability to succeed in certain pursuits, is a long-established construct. Self-efficacy for science communication distinguishes scientists who engage with the public and relates to scientists' attitudes about the public. As such, self-efficacy for public engagement has the potential to serve as…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientists, Self Concept Measures, Program Validation
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Stagg, Steven D.; Eaton, Elizabeth; Sjoblom, Amanda M. – British Journal of Special Education, 2018
It may be thought that gaining a place at university confers self-belief on students with dyslexia; after all, they have succeeded in their academic studies. Our research explored self-efficacy beliefs in university students with and without dyslexia. An Academic Self-Efficacy Scale and a Sources of Academic Self-Efficacy Scale were completed by…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Self Efficacy, Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis
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Zhang, Ying – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study explores the change of EFL learners' level of self-efficacy in process-genre academic writing instruction. The teaching experiment was conducted for 14 weeks. A total of 59 graduate students participated in the experiment. Before the experiment, the results showed that the general level of EFL graduates' self-efficacy in academic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Academic Discourse
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Morán-Soto, Gustavo; Benson, Lisa – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
This mixed methods research study focuses on two relevant factors in students' decisions to pursue and complete an engineering major: mathematics preparation and mathematics self-efficacy. This study describes the relationship of mathematics self-efficacy on engineering students' performance, behavior, and attitudes in their first college…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Engineering Education, Majors (Students), Mathematics Skills
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Versland, Tena M. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
Despite attention given to principal preparation program reform, little research exists explaining how candidates develop self-efficacy or how preparation programs contribute to self-efficacy development. Researchers used a mixed-methods study to examine principals' perceptions of program effectiveness, determine underlying constructs related to…
Descriptors: Principals, Self Efficacy, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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
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Webb-Williams, Jane – Research in Science Education, 2018
Self-efficacy has been shown to influence student engagement, effort and performance as well as course selection and future career choice. Extending our knowledge regarding the development of self-efficacy has important implications for educators and for those concerned about the international uptake of science careers. Previous research has…
Descriptors: Science Education, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Mixed Methods Research
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Al-Harthi, Aisha Salim Ali – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
There is more need today for school leaders to be up-to-date with technology and its various uses in education. Enhancing self-efficacy in the use of technology is an expected role of educational leadership preparation programmes. This study investigated technological self-efficacy of a group of educators in leadership positions while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy, Teacher Leadership
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Akçali, Asli Avci – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to identify the self-efficacy beliefs and motivations of Turkish pre-service history teachers, with respect to "the teaching profession in general", as well as "the history teaching profession specifically". With a descriptive aim, the study will be based on survey research. The research uses an explanatory…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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
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Gonzalez, Alejandro; Peters, Michelle L.; Orange, Amy; Grigsby, Bettye – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In the United States, teachers' job-related stress and self-efficacy levels across all grades are influenced in some manner by the demands of high-stakes testing. This sequential mixed-methods study aimed at examining the dynamics among assigned subject matter, teacher job-related stress, and teacher self-efficacy in a large south-eastern Texas…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Self Efficacy, Stress Variables, Teacher Surveys
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Martins, Maria; Costa, João; Onofre, Marcos – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study examines physical education pre-service teachers' (PTs) self-efficacy and practicum experiences as self-efficacy sources through a mixed-method approach. For the quantitative phase, a self-efficacy questionnaire was applied to 141 PTs. Results showed a stronger self-efficacy in the relationship with students and discipline promotion.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Practicums, Educational Practices, Preservice Teachers
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
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Bebas, Christina – School-University Partnerships, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the elements of the professional development schools (PDS) model used at ABC University to consider its effect on beginning teacher persistence/ retention. A mixed methods design was utilized to explore the perceptions of graduates of the program who have remained in the teaching profession and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Self Efficacy, Beginning Teachers
Styles, G. Eric – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Alarming rates of Black male underachievement in the community college are compelling reasons to explore factors that promote their academic success. Black male community college students have the lowest grade point averages among males across all races and ethnicities, and the highest rates of attrition (Department of Education, 2008; Ross et…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, African American Students, Males, College Students
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