Teachers’ Self-efficacy as Determinant of Students’ Attitudes toward School: A study at the School Level

Ahmed Falah Al-Alwan, Ahmad Mohammed mahasneh

Abstract


Teachers’ self-efficacy was examined as determinant of students’ attitudes toward school. Over 679 teachers and 1820 students in 23 Jordanian (primary and junior) schools were selected using simple random sampling. The instrument used in this study is Norwegian teachers’ self-efficacy scale which was developed by Skaalvik and Skaalvik (2007) and students’ attitudes toward school scale which was designed by the researchers. Results indicated that the level of teachers’ self-efficacy is moderate. Also, there is a significant correlation between teachers’ self-efficacy and students’ attitudes toward school. On the other hand, teachers’ self-efficacy a good predictor of students’ attitudes toward school. Finally, the results showed that no significant differences between male and female teachers in their level of self-efficacy.

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