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Vnímaná akademická účinnost u žáků středních škol
Academic self-efficacy among secondary school students

Author(s): Jana Draberová
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum
Keywords: self-efficacy; academic self-efficacy; academic motivation; high school students; assessment; educational psychology

Summary/Abstract: The concept of academic self-efficacy, which refers to Albert Bandura’s self-efficacy theory, is an important factor in students’ academic achievement. The aim of this work was to develop a research tool for assessing high school students’ academic self-efficacy. Therefore a questionnaire was developed, verified in a pilot study and tested among first-, second-, and third-graders at five Prague secondary schools. The research sample consisted of 611 students. Collected data were examined with item and factor analysis, other psychometric characteristics were proven. The findings indicate that the developed assessment tool is reliable, has satisfactory validity, and is applicable in school practice. The research has also revealed interesting relations between academic self-efficacy and other variables such as gender, age or demanding school situations experienced by students.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 81-94
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Czech