Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Professional Development of the Military
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- self-efficacy, beliefs, professional development, the military, post-graduate students, military school
The article considers self-efficacy in the context of professional development of the post-graduate students at the military school. It shows the adjuncts’ self-efficacy as belief in their capabilities to exercise control over their professional work in general and research work in particular. Beliefs in personal cognitive efficacy influenced the officers’ choice to enter post-graduate courses and to write a dissertation. It determined their level of motivation, quality of learning, vulnerability to stress. Military specialists must have a robust sense of efficacy to succeed in their professional activity and in research. The purpose of the present study was to investigate what self-efficacy beliefs the post-graduate students have and how self-efficacy influences their professional development. Method: A questionnaire, designed in the format of Google Forms, was based on the ideas of self-efficacy as stated in Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture. 21 post-graduate students participated in the study all being officers of Ryazan Guard Higher Airborne Command School. The results of the study showed a correlation between the post-graduate students’ self-efficacy and their professional development. The highest level of self-efficacy and professional development, motivation for academic research was demonstrated among the post-graduate students who already had some positive professional and research experience, had scientific papers published, saw other adjuncts defending their dissertations successfully, who had certain support of research supervisors and academic society. University professors having a high sense of academic achievements and teaching capabilities can motivate post-graduate students for hard work and enhance their professional development.
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TY - CONF AU - Konstantin A. Likhomanov AU - Maksim N. Saveliev AU - Vitaly V. Mochalov AU - Lidia P. Kostikova AU - Anatoly Yu. Belogurov PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/19 TI - Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Professional Development of the Military BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 655 EP - 659 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200316.143 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200316.143 ID - Likhomanov2020 ER -