Nursing students' self-efficacy, self-regulated learning and academic performance in science

Year: 1998

Author: Andrew, Sharon, Vialle, Wilma

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The study examined the relationships among self-efficacy, learning strategies and academic performance. Specifically, it reports a study of nursing students' self-efficacy for science, self-regulatory learning strategies and academic performance in first year science courses of undergraduate nursing programs. Students from several universities were surveyed by questionnaire and a sample of these students were interviewed by telephone. In addition to socio-demographic items, the questionnaire incorporated tworesearch instruments: the Self-Efficacy For Science (Andrew, 1998) and selected scales from the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich et al 1991). The semi-structured telephone interviews included questions about students' interest and self-beliefs about science and learning strategies used for studying science. Preliminary results of these interviews and interrelationships among the research scales will be presented at the conference.