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Believe you can succeed in science

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-25 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:03:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:03:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12677
dc.description.abstract 'I think I can! I think I can!' -The well-known story of The Little Engine That Could, which overcame a seemingly impossible task, speaks to the role that motivation, confidence and belief play in our lives. This self-confidence in one's ability extends to performing science-related tasks and activities in the classroom. Researchers refer to this as a learner's 'science self-efficacy'. The strength of this belief has an impact on behaviour. Those who have higher levels are more likely to persevere in an activity until they succeed, no matter what the level of difficulty. Those who have low confidence in their science ability will believe that tasks are more difficult than they are. This belief might lead to stress and anxiety when facing tasks. Studies have shown that low confidence in science ability has a negative effect on academic achievement, and can, over time, create a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure. Dr Andrea Juan and Sylvia Hannan report. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject LEARNER PERFORMANCE en
dc.subject SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT en
dc.title Believe you can succeed in science en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle HSRC Review en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10542 en
dc.PageNumber 13-14 en
dc.outputnumber 9533 en
dc.bibliographictitle Juan, A. & Hannan, S. (2018) Believe you can succeed in science. <i>HSRC Review</i>. 16(2):13-14. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Juan, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Hannan, S. en


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