An assessment of the factors that influence biology teacher candidates' levels of academic self-efficacy


Altunsoy S. , ÇİMEN O. , EKİCİ G. , Atik A. D. , GÖKMEN A.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010, İstanbul, Türkiye, 4 - 08 Şubat 2010, cilt.2, ss.2377-2382 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.340
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2377-2382

Özet

The aim of this study is to assess the factors that influence biology teacher candidates' levels of academic self-efficacy. This study, in which the descriptive model was used, was carried out with the participation of 155 biology teacher candidates. The data were collected through the Academic Self-Efficacy Scale and Personal Information Form. It was determined in the study that the biology teacher candidates' levels of academic self-efficacy are above the medium level, and a statistically significant difference exists between the levels of academic self-efficacy according to gender in favour of the male teacher candidates. In addition, a statistically significant difference was found between the levels of academic self-efficacy and grade levels; the level of academic self-efficacy increases as the grade level increases. It was also determined that the level of academic self-efficacy changes most under the influence of general academic achievement, and then under the influences of grade level and gender variables. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.