Title

Patterns of Self-Efficacy among College Students in Developmental Reading

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the self-efficacy beliefs and sources of self-efficacy among first-year college students placed in developmental reading courses. Students enrolled in developmental reading were compared to students who were not placed in developmental reading courses in terms of self-efficacy in various contexts and sources of self-efficacy. Results indicated that students in developmental reading courses had significantly lower levels of self-efficacy in academic and personal contexts than students in credit-bearing English courses. Differences for sources of self-efficacy were not statistically significant between groups when we controlled for sex and ethnicity. Students in both groups reported mastery experiences as most influential on reading self-confidence.

Recommended Citation

Cantrell, Susan Chambers, Pamela Correll, Jane Clouse, Kimberly Creech, Sharon Bridges, and Danielle Owens. "Patterns of self-efficacy among college students in developmental reading." Journal of College Reading and Learning 44, no. 1 (2013): 8-34.

DOI for the article

https://doi.org/10.1080/10790195.2013.10850370

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