Pre-service primary school teachers' self-efficacy for teaching social studies: An Indonesian perspective
Tri Wardati Khusniyah, Herman Dwi Surjono, Entoh Tohani and Edi Purwanta
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Pre-service teachers need to develop strong self-beliefs about their ability to promote student learning. This study employed a quantitative descriptive approach with a survey method to examine pre-service primary school teachers' self-efficacy for teaching social studies and differences based on high school educational background and teaching experience. The participants were 60 undergraduate students in an Elementary School Teacher Education Program. The research instrument was a combination of self-composed statements and statements adapted from the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale and the Social Studies Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, and an independent sample t-test. The findings indicated that pre-service primary school teachers have a high level of self-efficacy, especially in the social studies learning dimension. It was found that a high school educational background made a significant difference in self-efficacy in teaching social studies in inquiry learning. However, there was no statistically significant difference in self-efficacy based on teaching experience.
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|Authors: Tri Wardati Khusniyah is a PhD student at the Elementary Education Doctoral Program, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her research focus is on science education and instructional technology in primary education.
Prof. Herman Dwi Surjono MSc, MT, PhD is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His research interests include instructional technology, information and communication technology for education, and computer science.
Prof. Dr Entoh Tohani SPd, MPd is a Professor in the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His research interests include non-formal education, community education, and science education.
Prof. Dr Edi Purwanta is a Professor in Faculty of Education and Psychology at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His research interests include special education, guidance and counselling, and science education.
Please cite as: Khusniyah, T. W., Surjono, H. D., Tohani, E. & Purwanta, E. (2023). Pre-service primary school teachers' self-efficacy for teaching social studies: An Indonesian perspective. Issues in Educational Research, 33(4), 1403-1420. http://www.iier.org.au/iier33/khusniyah.pdf