Perceived Teaching Efficacy and its Correlation with Achievement among Studentteachers in Childhood Education Program at the University of Jordan / Ramzi F. Haroun
This study aimed at investigating the perceived teaching efficacy of student- teachers in Childhood Education Program at the University of Jordan. The sample of the study consisted of (106) female student- teachers registered in the second semester (2013-2014). The Teacher Efficacy Scale (TES) developed by Gibson and Dembo (1984) was used to collect the data of this study. After it was translated in to Arabic, the validity and reliability of the scale were established prior to collecting data. Means and standard deviations were calculated to measure the level of perceived teaching efficacy of student- teachers. Person correlation coefficient was also computed to measure correlation between teaching efficacy and academic achievement, t test, in addition to "Chi square" (χ2). Results showed that studentteachers had high level of teaching efficacy. Results also revealed a positive correlation between teaching efficacy and academic achievement of student- teachers. The researcher suggested a number of recommendations for other researchers, teacher educators and kindergartens' principals.
Key words: Teaching Efficacy, Student- teachers, Academic Achievement, Childhood Education Program.