This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 28 number 2,
Author(s): Christelle Devos, Vincent Dupriez , and Léopold Paquay, " Does the Social Working Environment Predict Beginning Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Feelings of Depression?", Pages 206–217, Copyright Elsevier (February 2012).
In this article, the authors explore how the social working environment predicts beginning teachers’ self-efficacy and feelings of depression.
Two quantitative studies are presented.
The results show that the goal structure of the school culture (mastery or performance orientation) predicts both outcomes.
Frequent collaborative interactions with colleagues are related to higher self-efficacy only when the novices are experiencing few difficulties or work in an environment oriented towards mastery goals.