Academic Self-Efficacy in First Year Students College of Health Sciences
Education Journal
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 153-158
Received: Mar. 24, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 18, 2014; Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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Yunuen Socorro Rangel, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Humberto Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
José René Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Jeanette Lopez-Walle, Faculty of Sport Organization, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, México
Martín Alonso González, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Gerónimo Mendoza, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
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Abstract
Self-efficacy learning is an important component of learning for college. Academic self-efficacy refers to the degree of confidence that health sciences students could successfully complete on college-task. The purpose of this research lies on the specific characteristics of health sciences students according to their academic self-efficacy by comparing their profiles with students that chose a different discipline. The Academic self-efficacy sample was done to 2089 subjects: 902 women and 1187 men, all of them freshmen students from the different careers at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua who responded to a survey questionnaire, with an average age of 18.23 years (SD = 0.74). This is a quantitative approach with a descriptive survey design type. The results obtained by comparing students of health sciences, with students from other disciplines show that perceived self-efficacy in academic behaviors is very similar each other.
Keywords
Student’s Beliefs, College, Academic Performance, Student’s Characteristics, Academic Self-Efficacy
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Yunuen Socorro Rangel, Humberto Blanco, José René Blanco, Jeanette Lopez-Walle, Martín Alonso González, Gerónimo Mendoza, Academic Self-Efficacy in First Year Students College of Health Sciences, Education Journal. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 153-158. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20140303.16
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