The Importance Of Student Self-Efficacycy

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Throughout the last decade, several studies have been conducted with Bandura’s (1986; 1989,1994;1997) foundation and understanding that factors other than skill mastery influence academic performance, more specifically self-efficacy. These studies have been conducted with high school and college students as the subjects across the nation. A recent study conducted by Kim (2014), assessed the influence of family background, involvement and expectations in students’ self-efficacy by using data collected through the Educational Longitudinal study of 2002; the sample consisted of 26 students selected from each of the 580 public schools and 172 private schools. The sample consisted of 15% Hispanic and 50.7% female students. The study was conducted to determine how family background, involvement, and expectations influenced self-efficacy and in turn students’ career and life success expectations. The theoretical framework examined two hypotheses “(a) that family background, including family income, parental advice about academic planning for postsecondary education, and parental expectations for their child’s postsecondary education, will positively predict student academic self-efficacy; and (b) that students’ academic self-efficacy will positively predict career and life success expectations (Kim 2014, p. 399).” The data was first coded followed by a missing value analysis of the variables and a model test statistic to evaluate the model fit. According to Kim (2014) the findings

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