Monday, 29 April 2013

The effects of classroom teaching on students' self-efficacy for personal development

an article by Derek Cheung and Edith Lai (,The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin) published in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling Volume 41 Number 2 (April 2013)


The personal development of students is an essential component of school guidance and counselling programmes, but no published research on guidance and counselling has investigated the effects of regular classroom teaching on students’ self-efficacy for personal development.

In this study, questionnaire items were constructed to measure classroom teaching, student self-efficacy for personal development and student use of deep learning strategies. Data were collected from 16,208 secondary school students in Hong Kong. Using structural equation modelling, regular classroom teaching was found to have a direct effect on personal development self-efficacy as well as an indirect effect through student use of deep learning strategies.

Implications of these findings for implementing a whole-school approach to guidance and counselling are discussed.

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