Student differences in academic self-efficacy: Relating gender, grade level and school type to self efficacy [PowerPoint presentation]



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This study sought to (a) investigate the differences in the levels of academic self-efficacy of Jamaican students with respect to gender, grade level, and school type; and (b) explore the sub-constructs that are believed to underpin the academic self-efficacy beliefs held by the students. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 269 Grade 7 and Grade 9 students randomly selected from four purposely selected schools located in Kingston, Jamaica. Results showed that 1) female students had significantly greater academic self-efficacy than their male peers; 2) the academic self-efficacy levels of the students declined as they advanced through secondary school; and 3) there were significant differences between the academic self-efficacy of students depending upon the type of school they attended


Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of The University of the West Indies Schools of Education, 23-25 April, 2013, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

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Secondary school students, Academic self efficacy, Conference papers, Jamaica