Investigation of Graduate Students' Academic Self-Efficacy Beliefs


Gokcek T. , Taskin D. , YILDIZ C.

4th World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership (WCLTA), Barcelona, İspanya, 27 - 29 Ekim 2013, cilt.141, ss.1134-1139 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 141
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.05.191
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1134-1139

Özet

The aim of this study is determining academic self-efficacy beliefs of students pursuing graduate study and revealing their needs and shortcomings from the graduate education. Case study method was used and data were collected by a form developed by the researchers from 92 students receiving masters and Ph.D.'s in different programs. As a result of data analysis, it was determined that 35% of participants were sufficient in understanding the studies written in English while 29% of them were competent in benefitting these articles. Besides, 71% of participants stated that they were sufficient in preparing assignments, presentations, projects; 66% of them were in obtaining and reviewing the literature, 57% of them were in using the databases. While the ratio of participants feeling themselves sufficient in determining thesis subject was 28%, this ratio was 35% in writing thesis or proposal. Finally, while 38% of participants stressed that they were sufficient in analysing, understanding and interpreting the results of the qualitative findings while this ratio was 37% for quantitative data. At the end of the study, implications for graduate students and higher education institutions are discussed. (C) 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd.