An Investigation of the Relationship between Professional Development and Teacher Efficacy

Xun BU
2019 DEStech Transactions on Economics Business and Management  
Teaching is regarded as a stressful and challenging job. This paper, based on Guskey's professional development models and Bandura's social cognitive theory, adopts close-ended survey questions to collect numeric data, investigates the association between teachers' perceived effectiveness of professional activities and teacher self-efficacy, and finds that teaching experience level (notice vs. career) moderates the association between teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of PD and their
more » ... vel of self-efficacy, aiming at furthering understanding of the current state of primary school teachers regarding their PD effectiveness and efficacy.
doi:10.12783/dtem/icaem2019/31101 fatcat:pkbhbf34i5eunjowuzx5ttibiy