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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure > Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance > Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance > Relationships between self-efficacy, coping and student retention

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Title: Relationships between self-efficacy, coping and student retention
Authors: Devonport, Tracey J.
Lane, Andrew M.
Citation: Social Behavior and Personality, 2006, 34(2): 127-138
Publisher: Society for Personality Research
Issue Date: 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/14656
Additional Links: http://www.sbp-journal.com/default.aspx?pageid=46&JournalArticleID=1563
Abstract: Relationships between self-efficacy, coping and retention among first-year undergraduate students were investigated. Qualitative methods were used to develop a self-efficacy measure assessing confidence to achieve those competencies required to successfully complete the first year of an undergraduate degree. One hundred and thirty-one first-year students completed a 40-item self-efficacy questionnaire and the MCOPE (Crocker and Graham, 1995) at the start of the academic year. Factor analysis indicated a coherent 5-factor model that described self-efficacy to manage time, use learning resources, work in groups, work well in lectures, and communicate. Results indicated that the coping strategies of planning and seeking social support for instrumental purposes significantly related to more than one self-efficacy factor and that self-efficacy scores taken at the start of the course could correctly classify 81.3% of students who subsequently withdrew. Findings lend insight into the association between strategies used to cope with environmental and interpersonal demands, and self-efficacy to cope with the demands of an undergraduate degree.
Type: Article
Language: en
Description: Metadata only
Keywords: Self-confidence
Coping
Appraisal
Human performance
Stress
ISSN: 0301 2212
Appears in Collections: Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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