Implicit beliefs of ability and maladaptive learning: does self-efficacy matter?

Published on Feb 7, 2019in Educational Psychology1.25
· DOI :10.1080/01443410.2018.1510115
Wenshu Luo11
Estimated H-index: 11
(NTU: Nanyang Technological University),
Gregory Arief D. Liem17
Estimated H-index: 17
(NTU: Nanyang Technological University),
Kerry Lee18
Estimated H-index: 18
(HKU: University of Hong Kong)
AbstractThis study investigated the interaction between self-efficacy and implicit beliefs of ability in their association with maladaptive learning in mathematics. The analysis was based on a large sample of 2538 Singapore Secondary 2 students (Mage = 13.75), who took measures of entity beliefs of ability, self-efficacy, and three maladaptive learning variables in mathematics: novelty avoidance, cheating, and anxiety. We conducted latent interaction analysis with gender and previous mathematics achievement controlled and found that higher self-efficacy did not buffer, but enhanced the positive association between entity beliefs of ability and the three maladaptive learning variables. When entity beliefs of ability were higher, the increase in the three maladaptive learning was larger for those with higher self-efficacy than those with lower self-efficacy. Findings suggest a revision of the moderation hypothesis in the literature: higher self-efficacy is more helpful in preventing maladaptive learning for...
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#1Wenshu Luo (NTU: Nanyang Technological University)H-Index: 11
#2Pak Tee Ng (NTU: Nanyang Technological University)H-Index: 19
Last.Khin Maung Aye (NTU: Nanyang Technological University)H-Index: 4
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#1Jennifer A. Fredricks (Connecticut College)H-Index: 23
#2Ming-Te Wang (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 27
Last.Julia Allerton (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
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#1Wenshu Luo (NIE: National Institute of Education)H-Index: 11
#2Kerry Lee (NIE: National Institute of Education)H-Index: 18
Last.Joanne Xiao Wei Ong (NIE: National Institute of Education)H-Index: 1
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#1Jeni L. Burnette (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 17
#2Ernest H. O'Boyle (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 16
Last.Eli J. Finkel (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 46
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#1Thanita Lerdpornkulrat (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi)H-Index: 1
#2Ravinder Koul (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 12
Last.Chuchai Sujivorakul (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi)H-Index: 3
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#1Arief Darmanegara Liem (NIE: National Institute of Education)H-Index: 1
#2Shun Lau (NIE: National Institute of Education)H-Index: 1
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