Effects of Self-Efficacy on Students’ Academic Performance

Alay Ahmad Triantoro Safaria



Earlier studies show an effect of self-efficacy on students’ learning and achievement. Self-efficacy has operationally defined as one’s belief that people can successfully perform a given task. The main purpose of the paper is to discuss how self-efficacy developed and the way it influences students’ academic performance in addition to social interaction with peers. A scenario was given to Pakistani high school students by solving mathematical problems. Present study was designed to study the impact of self-efficacy on 15 boys, students of the 5th grade of a local school. Hague’s (1990) Urdu Self-efficacy scale was administered. It was found that students with high self-efficacy obtained higher scores on 50 mathematical problems test. Further, content analysis of interviewees’ responses showed that students with high self-efficacy planned to study complex subjects in future. A cross-cultural study is strongly recommended in this issue that determines the students’ future.

Keyword: Self-efficacy, mathematical problems, Pakistani students, complex course.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/jehcp.v2i1.3740

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Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Yogyakarta
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