Self-efficacy, self-esteem and their impact on academic performance

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John Lane
Andrew M. Lane
Anna Kyprianou
Cite this article:  Lane, J., Lane, A. M., & Kyprianou, A. (2004). Self-efficacy, self-esteem and their impact on academic performance. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 32(3), 247-256.

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This study investigated relationships between self-efficacy, self-esteem, previous performance accomplishments, and academic performance among a sample of 205 postgraduate students. Participants completed measures of past performance accomplishments, self-esteem, and self-efficacy at the start of a 15-week course. Each student's average grade from modules studied was used as the performance measure. Correlation results indicated significant relationships between self-efficacy and self-esteem. Multiple regression results indicated that self-efficacy mediated the relationship between performance accomplishments and academic performance. Findings lend support to the predictive effectiveness of self-efficacy measures in academic settings.

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Verlin Hinsz


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Dr. Andrew Lane, School of Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Road, Walsall, WSI 3BD, UK. Phone: 01-902- 32862; Fax: 44-01902-322894; Email: [email protected]

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