Self-efficacy Beliefs in Mathematics, Native Language Literacy and Foreign Language Amongst Boys and Girls with and without Mathematic Difficulties
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 57, no 1, 1-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim was to examine achievement and self-efficacy in mathematics and native and foreign language literacy in children with specific mathematic LD (MD-only), children with comorbid mathematic and reading difficulties (MD-RD), and compare them with children without LD (controls), as well as to explore gender differences. Participants were 143 fifth-graders in Sweden who completed National Tests and measures of self-efficacy in mathematics and literacy. The MD-RD children displayed lower self-efficacy in all subjects compared to the controls, even when controlling for achievement. The MD-only children displayed lower self-efficacy in mathematics, completely accounted for by their lower mathematic achievement. The lower self-efficacy for children with learning disabilities may primarily be explained by their history of low achievement interpreted as failures and their emphasis on negative appraisals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2013. Vol. 57, no 1, 1-15 p.
academic self-efficacy, mathematical difficulties, comorbid mathematical and reading difficulties, school children
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88663DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2011.621140ISI: 000313671900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88663DiVA: diva2:605497
FunderForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2003-0158