Biology Self Efficacy Beliefs of the Students Studying in the Department of Biology and Department of Biology Teaching


FETTAHLIOĞLU P. , sert çıbık A., ekici g.

International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, vol.4, no.1, pp.39-49, 2012 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : International Online Journal of Educational Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-49

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the self-efficacy beliefs toward biology of the students 
studying in the department of biology and studying in the department of biology teaching. Also in 
this study biology self-efficacy beliefs of students were examined according to variables of grade and 
department. The study was done through survey method. The research was held in 2008-2009 
spring semester Faculty of Education Biology Teaching Program 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade students 
and Faculty of Science Department of Biology 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students-478 students 
in total. As a tool of data collection, biology self-efficacy scale was used in this study. Findings 
indicate that biology self-efficacy beliefs of students are at the mid-level. In addition, in this study it 
was identified that biology self-efficacy of students studying in department of biology teaching is 
higher than the self-efficacy of students studying in the department of biology. Also, at the end of 
eta-square correlation coefficient analysis it was determined that variable of department affected 
self-efficacy towards biology at a low level (µ=.01). On the other hand, it was identified that variable 
of grade did not affect the biology self-efficacy beliefs.