The relationship between teacher self-efficacy and competency perceptions of chemistry teacher candidates


Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 Şubat 2012, cilt.47, ss.1927-1932 identifier


hi this study, the relationship between teacher self efficacy and special field competency of chemistry teacher candidates will be examined. The study group of the study is composed of teacher candidates of chemistry. Chemistry Special Field Competency Scale developed by Gunes, Kayak and Yamak (2011) has been used M order to determine chemistry special field competency of teacher candidates. The data of self efficacy of teacher candidates have been collected by "Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale" developed by Tschannen-Moran and Hoy (2001) and of which study of validity and reliability of Turkish form is being done by Capa, Cakiroglu and Sankaya (2005). It has been found out that there is a positive and medium relationship between chemistry special field competency and teacher self efficacy beliefs of chemistry teacher candidates. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.