Academic Self-Efficacy

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Academic Self Efficacy in Undergraduate Student Nurses
The aim of this session is to present and discuss a reliable way of measuring academic self-efficacy in undergraduates with a view to exploring what this concept has to offer.
Academic Self-Efficacy, (ASE), is the domain specific expression of the concept of self-efficacy which an expression of internal appraisal of personal capacity.
The aim of the study was to investigate academic self-efficacy, (ASE), in undergraduate nursing students from all branches of nursing and across all three years of the preparation programme with a view to ascertaining how confident they were academically.
The study was based upon a cross-sectional design and used an online self-report questionnaire; the Academic Capacity Scale for Nursing 25, (ACSN25). This was a bespoke scale developed for Nursing from an existing validated instrument.
Results showed that student nurses were confident overall but that confidence in lecture scenarios scored lowest in terms of speaking out and asking questions.
Further study is recommended that includes a longitudinal perspective to allow for calibration of self-efficacy assessment to develop. Additional elements such as social self-efficacy should be included and there is scope to develop a self-efficacy scale that addresses current and developing fluencies. ASE needs to be considered in curriculum design in undergraduate courses in terms of advocating for pedagogical practices that maintain and enhance ASE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 3 Nov 2022
EventHope Matters: Activating our campus of hope together - Foyle Drama Theatre, Londonderry, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 20224 Nov 2022


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Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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