Developing a measurement tool for assessing physiotherapy students' self-efficacy: a pilot study

Jones, Anne, and Sheppard, Lorraine (2012) Developing a measurement tool for assessing physiotherapy students' self-efficacy: a pilot study. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 37 (3). pp. 369-377.

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The aim of this research was to determine if self-efficacy can be correlated with prior academic achievement and whether self-efficacy can be an outcome measure of education. A self-efficacy instrument was developed and administered to physiotherapy students following completion of their pre-clinical theory experience. The questionnaire results completed by students regarding their self-efficacy were compared with their pre-clinical theory performance prior to clinical placement. Sixteen third-year physiotherapy students completed and returned the self-efficacy questionnaire. Correlation of the self-efficacy questionnaire results with the students' pre-clinical grade was undertaken with a statistical correlation of 0.55 found between pre-clinical grade and students' total self-efficacy score. This indicates that self-efficacy measurement is a possible outcome for educational interventions.

Item ID: 15984
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-297X
Keywords: allied health; assessment; health science; physiotherapy; self-efficacy
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 01:40
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110317 Physiotherapy @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 50%
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