Pre-service science teachers' teaching self-efficacy: a case from Turkey


1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration (WCLTA), Cairo, Egypt, 29 - 31 October 2010, vol.9 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.232
  • City: Cairo
  • Country: Egypt
  • Keywords: Teaching self-efficacy, pre-service teachers, science education, ACHIEVEMENT, SCHOOL, SENSE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine pre-service science teachers' teaching self-efficacy in terms of students engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management. For the specified purpose, 1794 pre-service science teachers (876 males and 905 females) participated in the study. Results showed that pre-service science teachers have self-efficacy to use instructional strategies effectively and to manage classroom at higher levels than the efficacy to engage all students in learning. (C) 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd.