Pre-service secondary school science teachers science teaching efficacy beliefs

  • EID Ngman-Wara
Keywords: pre-service secondary science teachers, self-efficacy beliefs,

Abstract

The main purpose of the study was to explore pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs regarding science teaching. The study also compared pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs with regard to gender and educational level. Data were collected by administering the science teaching self-efficacy beliefs questionnaire to 210 pre-service secondary science teachers. Statistical techniques such as mean scores, t-test and ANOVA were used to analyse the data. Results of the study showed that the pre-service secondary science teachers have very high level of secondary science teaching self-efficacy beliefs. The pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs and personal science teaching efficacy were gender-related with the males having higher selfefficacy beliefs towards science teaching than the females and the latter having higher personal science teaching efficacy than their male counterparts. It was also observed that the current science education programme of the University of Education Winneba has made little impact on the pre-service secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs towards science teaching.

Keywords: pre-service secondary science teachers, self-efficacy beliefs,

Published
2013-08-07
Section
Articles

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