STUDY REGARDING SELF-EFFICACY, SELF-ESTEEM AND LEARNING SUCCESS IN A GROUP OF STUDENTS PUBLISHED

Alina Mărghitan, BUASVM of Timişoara, Romania, alinamarg@yahoo.com, Codruța Gavrilă, BUASVM of Timişoara, Romania, gavrila_codruta@yahoo.com, Cristina TULBURE, BUASVM of Timişoara, Romania, tulburecristina@gmail.com gavrila_codruta@yahoo.com
The analysis of factors that influence learning and lead to scholastic and professional success is the subject of many researches meant to improve the instructive-educational process. Within the group of students we made a research regarding the existent relationships between perceived self-efficacy, self-esteem and school results materialized through the obtained average for faculty admission. Self-efficacy refers to the beliefs students have with reference to their capacities of mobilizing their cognitive, motivational and behavioural resources to successfully accomplish their learning task. Expectations in relation to their own efficacy in learning influence their thoughts, emotions and behaviours within this task and the associated performance. If self-efficacy is correlated to self-perceived abilities to reach a certain goal, self-esteem is rather related to the global perception of its own value. The purpose of the study is to establish the level of self-efficacy for learning, of perceived self-esteem, and to compare them with the school grades obtained by the first year students. The present research included a group of 90 students from the faculties of Agriculture, Horticulture, Farm Management and Food Processing. Data analysis pointed out the important relation between their own abilities and proficiencies perception and the results of their actions. The research can be useful for all theorists and practitioners interested in elevating learning performances simultaneously with the development of their personalities.
self-efficacy, self-esteem, learning success, higher education
Social Sciences
Presentation: oral

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