ERIC Number: EJ1106491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
A Comparative Examination of Pre-Service Teacher Self-Efficacy Related to Literacy Instruction
Helfrich, Sara R.; Clark, Sarah K.
Reading Psychology, v37 n7 p943-961 2016
This study investigated differences in self-efficacy to teach literacy between two groups of pre-service teachers. The authors hypothesized that pre-service teachers enrolled in one program focusing on fewer grade levels (K-3) and requiring more literacy-focused courses would have higher self-efficacy than pre-service teachers enrolled in another program focusing on more grade levels (K-6) and requiring fewer literacy-focused courses. However, the opposite findings were realized. Moreover, results demonstrated that regardless of program, pre-service teachers felt less efficacious about teaching writing when compared to teaching reading. Implications for teacher educators and recommendations for literacy instruction are discussed.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Literacy Education, Hypothesis Testing, Elementary Education, Instructional Program Divisions, Writing Instruction, Reading Instruction, Self Concept Measures, Scores, Statistical Inference, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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