Title

Enhancing self-efficacy and learning performance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Publication Source

Journal of Experimental Education

Volume

70

Issue

3

Inclusive pages

243-254

DOI

10.1080/00220970209599508

Abstract

The effect of a communication designed to enhance the self-efficacy beliefs of introductory psychology students was examined. The author assigned students (N = 123) into above average, average, and below average performance categories. All students were invited to send the author an e-mail to receive a bonus point. Of the students who responded (n = 76), half were sent an e-mail message designed to enhance their efficacy beliefs, while the other half received a neutral note. As predicted, self-efficacy beliefs were significantly related to exam scores and significantly affected by the efficacy-enhancing communication.

Keywords

academic motivation, learning performance, self\-efficacy, teacher encouragement

Disciplines

Psychology

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