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Pupils’ Academic Self-efficacy in Subject-specific and Integrated Curriculum Instruction (2023)

Tarnanen, M., Räikkönen, E., Martin, A., Kaukonen, V., Kostiainen, E., Toikka, T., & Vauhkonen, V. (2023). Pupils’ Academic Self-efficacy in Subject-specific and Integrated Curriculum Instruction. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 67(2), 252-267. https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2021.2006303

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All authors or editorsTarnanen, Mirja; Räikkönen, Eija; Martin, Anne; Kaukonen, Vili; Kostiainen, Emma; Toikka, Teppo; Vauhkonen, Ville

Journal or seriesScandinavian Journal of Educational Research



Publication year2023

Publication date14/12/2021


Issue number2

Pages range252-267

PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open accessChannel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/89909


This article reports on a pilot study on the academic self-efficacy (ASE) of 245 Finnish pupils when studying according to a subject-specific curriculum for one week and an integrated curriculum the following week. The data consisted of selected items from the Class Maps Survey and self-reported grades of L1 and mathematics and were analysed using latent growth curve modelling and multivariate linear regression analysis. According to the results, the mathematics grades were associated with the level of and change in ASE: pupils reporting lower skills had lower self-efficacy at the beginning of the study. During the first week, ASE increased similarly among all skills groups; during the second week, only the math grades positively predicted variation across all pupils in rate of change in ASE. The increase in ASE during the second week was faster among pupils with low or good math grades than the pupils with higher math grades.

Keywordsmathematicsmathematical skillscurriculalearningstudy performanceeducational evaluationself-evaluationgrades (education)comprehensive schoolprimary and lower secondary education

Free keywordsacademic self-efficacy; integrated curriculum; inquiry-based learning; subject-specific curriculum; basic education

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Reporting Year2023

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