Investigating the Antecedents to Instructors' Self-Efficacy for Teaching: Implications for Pedagogical Reform
WCER Working Paper No. 2012-1
Matthew T. Hora, and Joseph Ferrare
January 2012, 30 pp.
ABSTRACT: The antecedents of faculty self-efficacy beliefs for teaching undergraduates are examined using thematic analysis of interview data (n=56) and structural equation modeling of survey data (n=436). Results indicate that many instructors have ambiguous self-efficacy beliefs, and that pedagogical reflection is a significant antecedent to these beliefs.
keywords: Teaching, Higher Education,: Faculty Issues, Self-Efficacy