Self-Efficacy and Academic Performance in EnglishJournal: Research in Pedagogy (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2015-12-26
Authors : K.P. Meera; M.K. Jumana;
Page : 25-30
Keywords : Self ?efficacy; Academic performance; English language;
This study reviews the relevant self-efficacy related literature, a central point of social cognitive theory, in the area of language learning. Role of self-efficacy in academic performance of learners is also considered. In the global world, English language has become the fundamental means of international affairs and communication. As a consequence researchers tried to find out the relationship between self-efficacy and academic performance in English of secondary school students. The current research tested the research hypotheses using a sample group of 520 secondary school students. Scale of self-efficacy and academic performance test in language are used as instruments. The result revealed that there is a significant difference in the academic performance in English and self-efficacy of rural and urban students. In the case of gender and type of management there were no significant difference found.
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