The Effect of Pre-Service Teachers’ Life Skills on Teacher Self-Efficacy

  •  Bengisu Koyuncu    


The aim of this study is to find out the extent to which pre-service teachers’ life skills predict their sense of self-efficacy. The study employed a relational screening model within the quantitative research paradigm and included 195 pre-service teachers in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Pedagogical Formation Program. The data was collected through a life skills scale, a teacher self-efficacy scale and a questionnaire. The findings indicated a significant strong positive correlation between pre-service teachers’ life skills and their sense of self-efficacy in teaching (r=.624). Life skills accounted for 38.9 of the variance in teacher sense of self-efficacy. There were not any significant differences in teacher sense of self-efficacy between males and females, graduates and non-graduates, participants and non-participants in life skills training (p>0.05). The sense of self-efficacy of pre-service teachers with teaching experience was found to be higher than that without it (p<0.05).

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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