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Phan, Huy Phuong; Ngu, Bing – Educational Psychology, 2014
The study of social cognitive theory has involved a number of inquiries, notably one of which concerns the formation and development of self-efficacy beliefs. Social cognitive theory indicates that we form our self-efficacy beliefs from four major sources of information: enactive performance accomplishments, vicarious experiences, verbal…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Social Theories, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2012
Personal self-efficacy is an important theoretical orientation that helps to explain students' learning and academic achievements. One area of research inquiry has involved the four major sources of information and their predictive effects on self-efficacy. As an extension for examination, the purpose of our investigation was to explore the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2012
As a cognitive-motivational construct, self-efficacy has been researched extensively and has involved two important lines of inquiries, namely the impact of sources of information on self-efficacy and the predictive effect of self-efficacy on learning outcomes. We proposed and tested the relations between the four major sources of information…
Descriptors: Correlation, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2011
Two major theoretical frameworks in educational psychology, namely student approaches to learning (SAL) and self-efficacy have been used extensively to explain and predict students' learning and academic achievement. There is a substantial body of research studies, for example, that documents the positive interrelations between individuals'…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Psychology, Academic Achievement, Learning Processes
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2010
The main aim of this study is to test a conceptualised framework that involved the integration of achievement goals, self-efficacy and self-esteem beliefs, and study-processing strategies. Two hundred and ninety (178 females, 112 males) first-year university students were administered a number of Likert-scale inventories in tutorial classes. Data…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2010
This study used latent growth modelling (LGM) to explore the developmental course and longitudinal relationships between achievement goals (mastery and performance-approach) and academic performance over a three-year period (four time-points of data collection). Three hundred and fifty-two university students (152 women, 200 men) who first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Goal Orientation, College Students
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2009
Recent research indicates that study processing strategies, effort, reflective thinking practice, and achievement goals are important factors contributing to the prediction of students' academic success. Very few studies have combined these theoretical orientations within one conceptual model. This study tested a conceptual model that included, in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Critical Thinking
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2009
Research exploring students' academic learning has recently amalgamated different motivational theories within one conceptual framework. The inclusion of achievement goals, self-efficacy, deep processing and critical thinking has been cited in a number of studies. This article discusses two empirical studies that examined these four theoretical…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Path Analysis
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Phan, Huy Phuong – Educational Psychology, 2008
The main aim of this research study was to test out a conceptual model encompassing the theoretical frameworks of achievement goals, study processing strategies, effort, and reflective thinking practice. In particular, it was postulated that the causal influences of achievement goals on academic performance are direct and indirect through study…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Study Habits