The Predictive Power of Self-Efficacy Sources for Mathematics Achievement

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Yurt E.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.39, no.176, pp.159-169, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 176
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2014.3443
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-169
  • Keywords: Self-efficacy sources, Self-efficacy belief, Mathematics achievement, 7th Grade, SOCIAL-COGNITIVE EXPECTATIONS, SCHOOL-STUDENTS, BELIEFS, SCIENCE, MOTIVATION, INTENTIONS, ATTITUDES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The relations between self-efficacy and mathematics achievement were examined in this study. The research was carried out with 350 (51% male and 49% female) 7th grade students who are in different schools in the centre of Konya. Sources of mathematics self-efficacy scale was used to determine the self-efficacy sources of students and end-of-term mathematics grades were used to determine their mathematics achievement. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Linear Regression Analysis were used in the analysis of the data. According to the results, there are high and medium-level significant relations between mathematics self-efficacy sources and mathematics achievement. The order of importance of self-efficacy sources on mathematics achievement is as follows: personal experiences, social persuasions, physiological states and vicarious experiences. Personal experiences, social persuasions and physiological states are significant predictors of mathematics achievement. Vicarious experiences have not a significant effect on mathematics achievement. The variables that predict the mathematics achievement explain nearly 59% of the change in mathematics achievement. Some recommendations were made for practice considering the findings.