A study on preservice English teachers' self-efficacy perceptions and tendency towards academic dishonesty


Eminoğlu Küçüktepe S.

Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, cilt.2, no.2, ss.4985-4990, 2010 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4985-4990

Özet

This study aims to examine preservice English teachers’ self-efficacy and tendency for academic dishonesty levels. A total of 239 university students participated in the study. Data were gathered by using the “Teacher Efficacy Scale” and “Tendency towards Academic dishonesty Scale”. The results revealed no meaningful difference between tendency for academic dishonesty and selfefficacy perception levels by gender or school type. Additionally, 4th year students had a higher tendency for academic dishonesty than 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students; 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students had higher self-efficacy perception levels than 4th year students; and a weak, negative and meaningful relationship was found between tendency for academic dishonesty and selfefficacy perception levels.

Keywords: Department of English Language Teaching; preservice English teacher; self-efficacy perception; teacher self-efficacy perception; academic dishonesty.