Year 2017, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 19 - 36 2016-10-19

The development of a self-efficacy scale for mathematical modeling competencies
The development of a self-efficacy scale for mathematical modeling competencies

İlhan Koyuncu [1] , Cem Oktay Guzeller [2] , Didem Akyuz [3]

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Mathematical modeling has come into prominence during the last few decades in many countries’ mathematics teaching curricula. It combines real life situations with mathematical context. Although evaluating students’ mathematical modeling performances with a unique Likert type instrument is questionable, having an instrument about their self-efficacy beliefs in mathematical modeling may help to comment about their ideas related to their competencies in mathematical modeling. The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable and valid measurement scale to determine mathematical modeling self-efficacy of mathematics teacher candidates. For this purpose, the draft and final form of the scale were applied to a total of 562 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers from various public universities in Turkey. The findings of study revealed that the scale is unidimensional according to the results of exploratory factor analysis. The unidimensionality of the scale was validated by confirmatory factor analysis. The reliability of mathematical modeling self-efficacy scale was very high (.97). Finally, it was found that this scale is an appropriate measurement tool to evaluate students’ self-efficacy beliefs on their mathematical modeling competencies. Some suggestions related to the scale and for further studies were given at the end.

Factor analysis, mathematical modeling, modeling competencies, pre-service teachers, self-efficacy
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Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date January
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: İlhan Koyuncu
Institution: HACETTEPE UNIV
Country: Turkey


Author: Cem Oktay Guzeller
Institution: HACETTEPE UNIV
Country: Turkey


Author: Didem Akyuz
Institution: Orta Doğu Teknik Univercity
Country: Turkey


Bibtex @research article { ijate256552, journal = {International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-7456}, address = {İzzet KARA}, year = {2016}, volume = {4}, pages = {19 - 36}, doi = {10.21449/ijate.256552}, title = {The development of a self-efficacy scale for mathematical modeling competencies}, key = {cite}, author = {Koyuncu, İlhan and Guzeller, Cem Oktay and Akyuz, Didem} }
APA Koyuncu, İ , Guzeller, C , Akyuz, D . (2016). The development of a self-efficacy scale for mathematical modeling competencies. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 4 (1), 19-36. DOI: 10.21449/ijate.256552
MLA Koyuncu, İ , Guzeller, C , Akyuz, D . "The development of a self-efficacy scale for mathematical modeling competencies". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 4 (2016): 19-36 <http://submit.ijate.net/issue/23899/256552>
Chicago Koyuncu, İ , Guzeller, C , Akyuz, D . "The development of a self-efficacy scale for mathematical modeling competencies". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 4 (2016): 19-36
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ISNAD Koyuncu, İlhan , Guzeller, Cem Oktay , Akyuz, Didem . "The development of a self-efficacy scale for mathematical modeling competencies". International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education 4 / 1 (October 2016): 19-36. https://doi.org/10.21449/ijate.256552