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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Children's Self-Efficacy Scale: Initial Psychometric Studies
Author: Martinelli, SD
Bartholomeu, D
Caliatto, SG
Sassi, AD
Abstract: This article describes the development of a self-efficacy measure for elementary school children. A sample of 514 children, ages 8 to 11, enrolled in Grades 2 to 4 of public schools in Brazil was investigated. The scale included 78 descriptive items about academic situations, in which the child was required to respond on it 5-point scale, the frequency they felt capable of carrying out the proposed actions. An illustrative scale of fully shaded circles that gradually reduced to complete emptiness has also been used to visually display the categories of responses. The factorial analysis by principal axis and oblimin rotation suggested a two-factor structure explaining a variance of 40.54%. These factors were self-efficacy for studying and self-efficacy for academic performance. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients ranged from .80 to .83. The Rasch analysis indicates that only one item in the final scale did not fit the model.
Subject: self-efficacy
Rasch analysis
factor analysis
psychological evaluation
elementary school
Country: EUA
Editor: Sage Publications Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1177/0734282908325551
Date Issue: 2009
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