Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop of Social Intelligence Design, pp.97-103, Osaka, Japan (2006.3)
Relationships between Students' Self-Efficacy and their Abilities for Information Utilizing
- In case of junior high school students -
Jun MORIYAMA, Yasushi KATO, Youichi MIYAGAWACAkihito KITO,
Maryam BEHNOODI, Masashi MATSUURA
The purpose of this study is to make clear the relationships between students' self-efficacy and their Abilities for Information Utilizing in case of junior high school students. The self-efficacy is defined as the cognition of possibility for problem solving (A.Bandura). The effects of self-efficacy on studentsf motivation for learning were indicated in several studies in cognitive psychology. On the other hand, Abilities for Information Utilizing can be defined as comprehensive skills for gathering, processing, and presenting information. Both self-efficacy and abilities for information utilization are the important factors for studentsf learning in information education.
In this study, the relationship between both factors was examined by using multi-regression analysis. As a result, Abilities for Information Utilizing were affected from self-evaluation of gsocial position of abilitiesh andh Positive attitude to activities " in self-efficacy. Also, self-efficacy was affected from gProcessing ability of Informationh and gCreation ability of Informationh in Abilities for Information Utilizing. From these results, it is suggested that said these two factors are formed as a gradual cycle of which promote each other.
mKeywordsn@Self-Efficacy, Abilities for Information Utilizing, Information Education