Teacher's perceived efficacy among English as a foreign language teachers in middle schools in Venezuela
(Chacón, Carmen Teresa)

Teachers' sense of efficacy has been shown to influence teachers' actions and student outcomes. This study explored self-efficacy beliefs among English as a Foreign Language teacher in selected schools in Venezuela. Data were collected through a survey administered to 100 teachers. The Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2001) was used to assess efficacy for management, engagement, and instructional strategies. Interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample. Results showed that teachers' perceived efficacy was correlated with self-reported English proficiency. Results also indicated that teachers' efficacy for instructional strategies was higher than efficacy for management and engagement.

Artículo publicado en: Revista Teaching and Teacher Education, volumen 21, pp. 257-272. (2005)