Correlation between Students' Self-Efficacy and Teachers' Educational Leadership Style in Iranian Midwifery Students

Zohreh Sohrabi, Masoomeh Kheirkhah, Elahe Sadegi Sahebzad, Seyedehsahel Rasoulighasemlouei, Siamak Khavandi
2015 Global Journal of Health Science  
<p><strong>BACKGROUND:</strong> Self-efficacy is believe in and feeling of ability to complete work. One of these factors is educational teachers ' role. This study aimed to determine relationship between teachers' leadership style and students' self-efficacy in midwifery students.</p><p><strong>METHOD:</strong> This Study is a cross sectional correlation study. Sampling was conducted in midwifery students in Bachelor Science degree in 2013. Data collection tools were multi leadership
more » ... ire and self-efficacy clinical performance. After explaining the goals of study, 97 students completed the questionnaire. Scoring the questionnaire was based on a Liker's scale (0-5).Data were analyzed by SPSS 16. Correlation coefficient test was adopted to investigate the relationship and p value was considered 0.05<strong>.</strong></p><p><strong>RESULT: </strong>Mean of self-efficacy scores were 116.12 (24.66.). In 53.3% of the cases, self-efficacy was good, in 42.2% moderate and in 4.3%, it was bad. The majority of the students (88.9%) reported that their teachers had an idealized style in leadership. About 94.6% of the students with good self- efficacy believed that their teachers' leadership style was transformational style. There was a significant correlation between self- efficacy and leadership style (p&lt;0.05).</p><p><strong>CONCLUSIONS:</strong> Results showed that transformational style is appropriate for midwifery teachers.</p>
doi:10.5539/gjhs.v8n7p260 pmid:26925916 pmcid:PMC4965669 fatcat:tq6m23mo5bdwdnazcgt27bvuvy