Pre-service science teachers' teaching self-efficacy: a case from Turkey

Sungur, Semra
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service science teachers’ teaching self-efficacy in terms of students engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management. For the specified purpose, 1794 pre-service science teachers (876 males and 905 females) participated in the study. Results showed that pre-service science teachers have self-efficacy to use instructional strategies effectively and to manage classroom at higher levels than the efficacy to engage all students in learning.


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B. ŞENLER and S. Sungur, “Pre-service science teachers’ teaching self-efficacy: a case from Turkey,” 2010, vol. 9, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: