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Development of the self-efficacy-effort in mathematics scale and its relationship to gender, achievement, and self-concept

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Hay, I and Stevenson, Y and Winn, S, Development of the self-efficacy-effort in mathematics scale and its relationship to gender, achievement, and self-concept, Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 03-07 July 2022, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 266-273. ISBN 9781920846336 (2022) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

Mathematics self-efficacy is considered an important variable in mathematics education because of its links to mathematics achievement. This paper reports on the development of the Self-Efficacy-Effort in Mathematics Scale (SEEMS), an instrument that has strong theoretical and psychometric properties. Based on a sample of n = 224 Australian primary students and n =133 secondary students, the instrument demonstrated positive correlations with related measures of mathematics achievement and mathematics self-concept. Girls had higher mathematics achievement within the primary and secondary school data. There were no significant gender difference in mathematic self-concept scores for the primary and the secondary school students. For mathematics self-efficacy, a gender difference was only identified in the high school data. The implications of this research to mathematics education practices are reviewed in the paper.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:mathematics, self-effiacy, gender, self-concept, development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Primary education
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:152645
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2022-08-22
Last Modified:2022-09-09
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