Investigation of Pre-service Science Teachers' Self-efficacy Beliefs of Science Teaching


KAHRAMAN S. , YILMAZ Z. A. , Bayrak R., GÜNEŞ K.

Global Conference on Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching (LINELT), Antalya, Turkey, 5 - 07 December 2013, vol.136, pp.501-505 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 136
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.05.364
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-505

Abstract

The scope of the study is to investigate the pre-service science teachers' self-efficacy beliefs of science teaching with respect to gender and grade level. Using the survey approach, the data of the study were gathered from 114 pre-service science teachers enrolled in the Faculty of Education at two universities in Turkey. The data was collected using a likert type scale, "science teaching self-efficacy belief scale" with 23 items, originally developed by Enochs-Riggs (1990). Variance analyses (two-way ANOVA) was performed on the collected data to reveal whether there are significant differences in science teacher candidates' self-efficacy beliefs of science teaching according to grade level and gender. The results of analysis showed that there was no statistically significant difference in pre-service science teachers' self-efficacy beliefs of science teaching with respect to both gender and grade level. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.