The Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Self-Determination based on English as a Foreign Language Learners' Perceptions

Senay Sezgin Nartgün *, Zehra Yildirim Kahraman**, Abdullah Coskun***
*-***Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.
Periodicity:February - April'2019

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students’ perceived levels of self-efficacy and self-determination. The participants of the study were 378 university students studying in the English preparatory program of a state university in Turkey. As data collection instruments, two scales were utilized (i.e., Self-Efficacy Scale and Self-Determination Scale). The data were analyzed through Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) using the arithmetic mean, Mann-Whitney U and Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient tests. It was found that the students’ total self-efficacy and self-determination levels were average. Additionally, the data yielded the conclusion that there is a significant difference between the students’ English academic achievement levels and their perceived self-efficacy levels in all four basic language skills. It is also concluded that there is a significant correlation between all dimensions of self-efficacy and those of self-determination scales. These findings were discussed in line with the relevant literature.

Keywords

Self-Efficacy, Self-Determination, Motivation, Foreign Language Learning

How to Cite this Article?

Nartgün, S. S., Kahraman, Z. Y., & Coskun, A. (2019). The Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Self-Determination based on English as a Foreign Language Learners' Perceptions. i-manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology, 12(4), 1-10.

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