A Closer Look into Primary School Students' Self Efficacy in L2 Learning across Gender and School Location
- 10.2991/soshec-17.2018.26How to use a DOI?
- self efficacy, L2 learning, primary school, school location, gender
Self efficacy is believed to drive learners to have a greater cognitive and motivational engagement in learning activities, and accordingly help them to perform better. This study, therefore, aimed to look into the profile of students self efficacy levels across school location and gender. The data of the study were collected from 522 six graders enrolled in twelve primary school in East Java through a self reported questionnaire. The data were then analysed using multivariate analyses of variance. The results revealed that girls were more confident in English and self regulatory abilities than boys. Moreover, urban primary school students had a firmer belief in performing language tasks than their suburban and rural peers, and suburban students held a stronger conviction in their English skill than their rural peers. Urban and suburban students had a greater confidence in their selfregulatory skills in English learning than their rural peers. The study underlines the environmental factor of learners self efficacy, thereby helping teachers better understand their students affect.
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TY - CONF AU - Syafi'ul Anam AU - Mr Susanto PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - A Closer Look into Primary School Students' Self Efficacy in L2 Learning across Gender and School Location BT - Proceedings of Social Sciences, Humanities and Economics Conference (SoSHEC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 130 EP - 133 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-17.2018.26 DO - 10.2991/soshec-17.2018.26 ID - Anam2017/10 ER -