Examining Relationships among Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Efficacy and Their Students' Mathematics Self-efficacy and Achievement

2015 Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education  
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of fifth-grade mathematics teachers' efficacy (MTE) on their students' mathematics self-efficacy (SMSE) and mathematical achievement (SMA) in classrooms. Two mathematics efficacy instruments were administered to 58 classes (i.e. 58 teachers and 1244 fifth-graders respectively) to gather data associated with SMA scores in school. Statistical analyses were applied to the obtained data. The findings revealed that MTE beliefs significantly
more » ... ignificantly influenced both SMSE and SMA. Additionally, SMSE had a mediative impact on the effect of MTE on SMA. Subsequent to a discussion of the findings, suggestions were proposed for further improvement of mathematics teachers' efficacy and, in turn, for enhancing fifth-graders' mathematics self-efficacy and mathematical achievement in the future.
doi:10.12973/eurasia.2015.1387a fatcat:6cgziito4zcjzd6hstfgpk4x6q