EFFECT OF SELF-EFFICACY ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE: A CASE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN PAKISTAN

Sarfraz Aslam, Muhammad Shabbir Ali

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The current study aimed to investigate the effect of self-efficacy on students’ achievement in science. The case of secondary school science students’ is examined to achieve this task. The study is based on Bandura's Theory of Self-Efficacy, which divides Academic, Social and Emotional self-efficacy in three categories. The Questionnaire ‘Self-efficacy Questionnaire for Children (SEQ-C) developed by (Muris, 2001) was adapted in the present study to quantify secondary school students’ and was administered to 811 students. The achievements of students in science subjects governed by their academic, social and emotional self-efficacy were statistically examined to meet the research objectives. Findings revealed that secondary school students have a stronger academic and social self-efficacy. The need to assimilate content for developing emotional self-efficacy among students is highlighted. The study also discovered the significant impacts of parents’ job status and the qualifications on children’s self-efficacy.

 

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self-efficacy, achievement, SEQ-C, science

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