Self-Efficacy Beliefs of At-Risk Students in Malaysian Secondary Schools

By Habibah Elias, Rahil Mahyuddin, Nooreen Noordin, Maria Chong Abdullah and Samsilah Roslan.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Self-efficacy beliefs determine how people feel, think, motivate themselves and behave. A strong sense of efficacy enhances human accomplishment and personal well being in many ways.Self-efficacy is defined as people’s beliefs about their capabilities to produce designated levels of performance which have influence over events that affect their lives (Bandura, 1994). A study was conducted on 688 Form Four students from 25 at risk schools located in 5 zones in Malaysia, to examine their self-efficacy beliefs in learning mathematics and English Language. Findings showed that the at risk students have low self-efficacy in Mathematics and English Language. Positive and significant correlations were found between self-efficacy in mathematics and English with achievemnet in the Lower Secondary Examination. Female students were found to have higher self-efficacy beliefs in English Language and mathematics compared to males. The implications of the findings are discussed in terms of learning opportunities for at risk students.

Keywords: At-Risk Students, Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Academic Achievement

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp.201-210. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.224MB).

Prof. Habibah Elias

Professor, Lecturer in Educational Psychology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Rahil Mahyuddin

Lecturer, Faculty , Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Nooreen Noordin

Lecturer, Department of Language Education and Humanities, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Maria Chong Abdullah

Senior lecturer, Foundations of Education, Faculty , Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Maria Chong Abdullah is a senior lecturer in educational psychology and special education at University Putra Malaysia. Currently she is pursuing her doctoral degree in educational psychology. Before joining the university, she worked as a teacher trainer for nine years and as a school teacher for 14 years. Currently she is involved actively in educational research, and the research findings were presented in conferences and seminars nationally and internationally. Research findings were also disseminated through articles in proceedings and journals. Maria also has published books on topics related to her field of specialisation.

Dr. Samsilah Roslan

Assoc. Prof., Department of Foundation of Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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