Epistemological Predictors of “Self Efficacy on Learning Biology” and “Test Anxiety Related to Evaluation of Learning on Biology” for Pre-service Elementary Teachers

Nov. 01, 2011

Source: Journal of Science Teacher Education, Volume 22, Issue 7, p. 661-677. November 2011

The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between components of epistemological beliefs and self-refulation (self-efficacy and test-anxiety) on learning biology.

The participants were 411 pre-service elementary and pre-service elementary science teachers.

The results showed that only the belief about “existence of one truth” was a significant predictor of test anxiety while there was no epistemological predictor of self-efficacy.

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