PHYSICS ANXIETY OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS AND THEIR SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS: DIFFERENCES ACCORDING TO GENDER AND PHYSICS ACHIEVEMENT

TitlePHYSICS ANXIETY OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS AND THEIR SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS: DIFFERENCES ACCORDING TO GENDER AND PHYSICS ACHIEVEMENT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsÇalışkan, S
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume16
Issue5
Start Page678-693
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsphysics achievement, physics anxiety, physics self-efficacy, pre-service teachers' gender
Abstract

The aim of this research is to determine the predictive level of physics self-efficacy with regard to physics anxiety and the correlations between the physics anxiety and self-efficacy of pre-service teachers, also to examine whether physics anxiety and self-efficacy beliefs differ depending on pre-service teachers' achievement in physics and their gender. The research was conducted with 344 pre-service teachers enrolled at a state university in Turkey. The data obtained were analyzed using means (M), standard deviation (SD), simple regression analysis, the one-way multivariate analysis of variance (one-way MANOVA) and as a follow-up test, the univariate analysis of variance (univariate ANOVA). The outcome of the research indicating the physics anxiety of the pre-service teachers was a significant predictor of their physics self-efficacy, significant differences between physics anxiety and self-efficacy depending upon the level of achievement in the physics course, also showing that in general, female pre-service teachers had significantly higher levels of anxiety compared to males and that with respect to self-efficacy, differences were in favor of male pre-service teachers only in the dimension of problem-solving in physics.

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