Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015, Page: 6-10
Self-Efficacy Perceived in Academic Behaviors in University Students of ‘Health’ and ‘Social’ Sciences
Yunuen Rangel Ledezma, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Humberto Blanco Vega, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Judith Margarita Rodríguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Isabel Castillo Fernández, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain
Jeanette López-Walle, Faculty of Sport Organization, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, México
Received: Jul. 31, 2014;       Accepted: Aug. 5, 2014;       Published: Jan. 14, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20150301.12      View  2542      Downloads  206
Abstract
The aim of this present study consisted in comparing the profiles of the academic Self-efficacy perceived in ‘Social’ and ‘Health’ Sciences University students. The total sample was 1113 subjects; 524 from Health Sciences and 589 from Social Sciences, with an average age of 18.20 years (DS= 0.72) and 18.24 years (DS=0.74) respectively. The approach adopted in this research was framed into a quantitative approach with a descriptive design, survey type. The results show that the perceived self-efficacy profiles are very similar among ‘Social’ and ‘Health’ Sciences students. And behaviors related to ‘Communication’ factor, represent an opportunity area for University students in their first year. Future studies should replicate these findings with larger samples.
Keywords
Student’s Beliefs, Individual Differences, Higher Education, Academic Performance, Student Characteristics
To cite this article
Yunuen Rangel Ledezma, Humberto Blanco Vega, Judith Margarita Rodríguez-Villalobos, Isabel Castillo Fernández, Jeanette López-Walle, Self-Efficacy Perceived in Academic Behaviors in University Students of ‘Health’ and ‘Social’ Sciences, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 6-10. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20150301.12
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