American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Facilitating Research Self-Efficacy through Teaching Strategies Linked to Self- Efficacy Theory
Corie Hebert, Heidi S. Kulkin, Bonnie Ahn

Over the past several years social work educators have struggled with developing curriculum and teaching methods that facilitates students’ competence in understanding and conducting research. In an attempt to add to the current knowledge base, Albert Bandura’s (1977a) theory of self-efficacy is applied to teaching research to college students in a bachelor’s level social work program. Teaching strategies and assignments are presented along a continuum of learning; each assignment is linked to one of Bandura’s four sources of self-efficacy. The intent of this paper is to expand the knowledge base which applies theory to educational practices.

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