A1 Journal article (refereed)
Teachers’ Perceived Self-Efficacy and Sense of Inadequacy across Grade 1 : Bidirectional Associations and Related Factors (2022)


Rokala, V., Pakarinen, E., Eskelä-Haapanen, S., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2022). Teachers’ Perceived Self-Efficacy and Sense of Inadequacy across Grade 1 : Bidirectional Associations and Related Factors. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2022.2116482


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All authors or editors: Rokala, Ville; Pakarinen, Eija; Eskelä-Haapanen, Sirpa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or series: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research

ISSN: 0031-3831

eISSN: 1470-1170

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 12/09/2022

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Routledge

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2022.2116482

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83266


Abstract

The present study investigated bidirectional associations between teachers’ sense of inadequacy and self-efficacy and factors related to them across one academic year. Teachers (N = 52) rated their sense of inadequacy and self-efficacy in fall and spring, and reported the number of students in need of support in spring. The results of cross-lagged path models showed that teachers’ sense of inadequacy in fall negatively predicted their subsequent self-efficacy, especially in the dimensions of student engagement and classroom management. In addition, teachers’ work experience and number of students with need of support in terms of social and behavioral problems were related to teacher self-efficacy (TSE). Based on these findings, the number of students in need of support in the classroom is a critical factor that influences TSE; therefore, teachers may need support to manage students with needs in terms of social and behavioral problems to maintain their sense of high self-efficacy.


Keywords: teacherhood; work experience; students; social problems; problem behaviour; special education (teaching); supporting; social support

Free keywords: teacher self-efficacy; inadequacy; social and behavioral problems; students with need of support; work experience


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Reporting Year: 2022

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