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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 editors: Tarnanen, Mirja; Räikkönen, Eija; Martin, Anne; Kaukonen, Vili; Kostiainen, Emma; Toikka, Teppo; Vauhkonen, Ville

Journal or series: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research

ISSN: 0031-3831

eISSN: 1470-1170

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 14/12/2021

Volume: 67

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 252-267

Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2021.2006303

Publication open access: Not open

Publication channel open access: Channel 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.

Keywords: mathematics; mathematical skills; curricula; learning; study performance; educational evaluation; self-evaluation; grades (education); comprehensive school; primary and lower secondary education

Free keywords: academic self-efficacy; integrated curriculum; inquiry-based learning; subject-specific curriculum; basic education

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Reporting Year: 2023

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