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Article: Effects of competition on students' self-efficacy in vicarious learning

TitleEffects of competition on students' self-efficacy in vicarious learning
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherThe British Psychological Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.bps.org.uk/publications/jEP_1.cfm
Citation
British Journal Of Educational Psychology, 2008, v. 78 n. 1, p. 95-108 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground. Vicarious learning is one of the fundamental sources of self-efficacy that is frequently employed in educational settings. However, little research has investigated the effects of competition on students' writing self-efficacy when they engage in vicarious learning. Aim. This study compared the effects of competitive and non-competitive classrooms on students' writing self-efficacy when they engaged in vicarious learning. Sample. The participants were 71 grade 7 students in Hong Kong. Method. Using prior writing performance for stratified random sampling, students were assigned either to a competitive or a non-competitive classroom. Students learned how to compose similes and metaphors in Chinese. Results. In the competitive classroom, students' self-efficacy decreased when they engaged in vicarious learning. In the non-competitive classroom, students' self-efficacy did not show a significant change when they engaged in vicarious learning. Conclusion. The findings suggested that when students engaged in vicarious learning in a competitive classroom, their self-efficacy might be threatened. Implications for efforts to design constructive context for vicarious learning are discussed. © 2008 The British Psychological Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/169037
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.0
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.304
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dc.contributor.authorChan, JCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, SFen_US
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dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Educational Psychology, 2008, v. 78 n. 1, p. 95-108en_US
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dc.description.abstractBackground. Vicarious learning is one of the fundamental sources of self-efficacy that is frequently employed in educational settings. However, little research has investigated the effects of competition on students' writing self-efficacy when they engage in vicarious learning. Aim. This study compared the effects of competitive and non-competitive classrooms on students' writing self-efficacy when they engaged in vicarious learning. Sample. The participants were 71 grade 7 students in Hong Kong. Method. Using prior writing performance for stratified random sampling, students were assigned either to a competitive or a non-competitive classroom. Students learned how to compose similes and metaphors in Chinese. Results. In the competitive classroom, students' self-efficacy decreased when they engaged in vicarious learning. In the non-competitive classroom, students' self-efficacy did not show a significant change when they engaged in vicarious learning. Conclusion. The findings suggested that when students engaged in vicarious learning in a competitive classroom, their self-efficacy might be threatened. Implications for efforts to design constructive context for vicarious learning are discussed. © 2008 The British Psychological Society.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Educational Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshCompetitive Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshJudgmenten_US
dc.subject.meshLearningen_US
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dc.subject.meshSelf Efficacyen_US
dc.subject.meshStudentsen_US
dc.titleEffects of competition on students' self-efficacy in vicarious learningen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1348/000709907X185509en_US
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dc.identifier.volume78en_US
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