Self -Efficacy of Post – Graduate Students in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh

Vol-1| Issue-3 | March 2016 | Published Online: 10 March 2016    PDF ( 152 KB )
Author(s)
Cherukuri Narayanamma 1

1Research Scholar, Dept. of Education, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh - India

Abstract

Self-efficacy refers to and individual’s belief in his or her capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments (Bandura, 1977, 1986, 1997). Self-efficacy reflects belief in the capacity of apply power over one’s very own motivation, behaviour and social circumstance. This study aims to analyze the self-efficacy of post – graduate Students in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. For this purpose, 800 (male and female) were selected randomly from post – graduate Students in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. Self – Efficacy Scale – modified Owen Froman (1988) and validated by the investigator with the help and guidance of the supervisor was used to measure the self-efficacy of the post – graduate Students. Finding of the study indicates significant difference in urban and rural college students, and significant differences in gender and group of the course. Developing a strong sense of self-efficacy in students can play an important role in almost every aspect of their life. Life is loaded with difficulties and high levels of self-efficacy can assist them better deal with these difficulties more effectively.

Keywords
Self-efficacy, rural, urban
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