Teacher Efficacy

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and design instruction that develops students' self-perceptions of their academic skills. And by large will lead a way for in making Quality primary education a dream come true. The present study titled ‘Teacher Efficacy in Relation to Teacher Motivation and Personality of Primary School Teachers is a survey study. In this study the researcher has made an earnest attempt to find out the relationship between Teacher Efficacy and its dimensions with Teacher Motivation and Personality of Primary School Teachers. This chapter presents the explanation and discussion on the above issues under the sub-title theoretical frame work, present status of the study, related to Teacher Efficacy, Teacher Motivation and Personality. The latter part deals with…show more content…
Student motivation and performance were assumed to be significant reinforces for teaching behaviors. Thus, Teachers with a high level of Efficacy believed that they could control, or at least strongly influence, student achievement and motivation, thus the concept of Teacher Efficacy was originated. Teacher Efficacy has been defined as "the extent to which the Teacher believes he or she has the capacity to affect student performance" (Berman, McLaughlin, Bass, Pauly, & Zellman, 1977, p. 137), or as "Teachers' belief or conviction that they can influence how well students learn, even those who may be difficult or unmotivated" (Guskey & Passaro, 1994, p.…show more content…
"Self-Esteem usually is considered to be a trait reflecting an individual's characteristic affective evaluation of self (e.g., feelings of self-worth or self-liking). By contrast, self-Efficacy is a judgment about task capability that is not inherently evaluative" (Gist & Mitchell, 1992, p. 185). A person may feel hopelessly inefficacious for a particular activity, such as figure drawing or downhill skiing, and yet suffer no diminishment of Self-Esteem, because that person has not invested self-worth in doing that activity well. On the other hand, high achievers may display a great deal of skill and yet evaluate themselves negatively, because they have set personal standards that are very difficult to meet. Persons may question their self-worth, despite being very competent, if important others do not value their accomplishments, if their skills cause harm to others, or if they are members of groups that are not valued by society (Bandura,

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