Differences between elementary and secondary school teachers in Trinidad and Tobago on teacher self-efficacy

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dc.contributor.author Pierre, Phaedra N.
dc.contributor.author Worrell, Frank C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T20:55:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-15T20:55:11Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Pierre, P. N., & Worrell, F. C. (2003). Differences between elementary and secondary school teachers in Trinidad and Tobago on teacher self-efficacy. Caribbean Curriculum, 10, 109-128 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-5636
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6630
dc.description.abstract This study examined self-efficacy in 77 primary and secondary school teachers, most of whom were taking an educational psychology course at The University of the West Indies (UWI). Participants completed Gibson and Dembo's (1984) Teacher Efficacy Scale (TES), Bandura's (n.d.) Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale (TSES), and two single items developed by researchers at the Rand Corporation. Primary school teachers reported higher levels of self-efficacy than did secondary school teachers on all variables. TES and TSES subscale scores resulted in moderate to high internal consistency estimates, with the TSES scores having higher scores on average. TSES scores also had stronger intercorrelations than did TES scores or RAND items. Number of Years of Teaching (NYT) was not related to self-efficacy, but a single global self-rating of teaching ability had moderate correlations with some efficacy variables. It is suggested that future research should examine the factor structure of TSES scores and the potential of increasing the self-efficacy of secondary teachers through teacher training en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en
dc.subject Primary school teachers en
dc.subject Secondary school teachers en
dc.subject Self evaluation en
dc.subject Teacher evaluation en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.title Differences between elementary and secondary school teachers in Trinidad and Tobago on teacher self-efficacy en
dc.type Article en


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