Self-Efficacy in School and Community Settings

Shari L. Britner (Editor)
Department of Teacher Education, Bradley University Peoria, IL, USA

Series: Perspectives on Cognitive Psychology, Psychology Research Progress



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Albert Bandura’s introduction of social cognitive theory moved the field of social psychology from viewing people as primarily reacting to events to viewing people as being active agents who interpret events and plan their future behaviors. Educators and psychologists have become so familiar with this view that we often lose sight of the groundbreaking nature of his contributions. Since his introduction of social cognitive theory, self-efficacy has become a central construct in research on human learning, motivation, and accomplishment in many domains. In this book, the authors present self-efficacy research in a wide range of domains, including high school mathematics and science, an undergraduate neuroscience research program, cultural intelligence education, computer self-efficacy, courtroom self-efficacy, and smoking cessation self-efficacy. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface pp,ix-x

Chapter 1. The Psychology of Self-Efficacy;pp. 1-18
(Heidi R. Riggio, California State University, Los Angeles, USA)pp,1-18

Section I. Self-Efficacy in School Settings pp,19-20

Chapter 2. Scientific Research Self-Efficacy among Undergraduates: Current Contexts and Approaches for Measurement;pp. 21-52
(Christopher T. Goode, Georgia State University; Shari L. Britner, Bradley University; Phillip Gagné, Georgia State University; John L. Pecore, Temple University; Melissa K. Demetrikopoulos, The Institute for Biomedical Philosophy; Brian A. Williams, Georgia State University; Laura L. Carruth, Georgia State University; Robert L. DeHaan, Emory University; and Kyle J. Frantz, Georgia State University, USA)pp,21-52

Chapter 3. Change in Self-Efficacy in High School Science Classrooms: An Analysis by Gender;pp. 53-73
(Jennifer A. Schmidt and Lee Shumow, Northern Illinois University, USA)
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Chapter 4. Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Teachers: An Analysis of Brazilian High School Physics Teachers;pp. 75-91
(Marcelo Alves Barros, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Fabio Ramos da Silva, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil; Carlos Eduardo Laburu, University of Londrina, Brazil; and Luciano Gonsalves Costo, University of Maringa,Brazil)
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Chapter 5. Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Physics Teachers in the Context of Curriculum Innovation;pp. 93-106
(Marcelo Alves Barros, Edson Cesar Marques Filho, Larissa da Cunha Badan, & Letícia Zago; Institute of Physics of São Carlos, University of São Paulo, Brazil)
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Chapter 6. Components that Contribute to Mathematics Teaching Self-Efficacy during an Alternative Certification Program;pp. 107-124
(Kristie J. Newton, Temple University; Diane Jass Ketelhut, University of Maryland; John Pecore, and Sabriya Jubilee, Temple University, USA)

Chapter 7. Teacher and Principal Self-Efficacy: Relations with Autonomy and Emotional Exhaustion;pp. 125-150
(Roger A. Federici and Einar M. Skaalvik, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Section II. Self-Efficacy in Community Settings

Chapter 8. Self-Efficacy’s Impact on Cultural Intelligence Education: A Motivation-Pervasive Model of the CQ Developmental Process;pp. 153-165
(Brent MacNab, University of Sydney, Australia; and Valerie Rosenblatt, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, USA)

Chapter 9. Self-Efficacy in the Modern World – The Emergence of Computer-Self-Efficacy;pp 167-182
(Poornima Madhavan, Old Dominion University, USA)

Chapter 10. Self-Efficacy in the Courtroom: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Application;pp. 183-193
(Robert J. Cramer, Monique D. Cornish Rodriguez, & Lisa M. Fletcher, Sam Houston State University, USA)

Chapter 11. Validation and Modification of the Chinese Version of the Smoking Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (CSEQ-12) in a Sample of Community-Dwelling Chinese Smokers in Hong Kong;pp. 195-205
(Doris Y. P. Leung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Sophia S. C. Chan, and Tai-hing Lam, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Index pp,207-216

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