An investigation of the self-efficacy of male and female academics

Schoen L.G. and Winocur S. (1988) An investigation of the self-efficacy of male and female academics. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 32 3: 307-320. doi:10.1016/0001-8791(88)90022-X

Author Schoen L.G.
Winocur S.
Title An investigation of the self-efficacy of male and female academics
Journal name Journal of Vocational Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-8791
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0001-8791(88)90022-X
Volume 32
Issue 3
Start page 307
End page 320
Total pages 14
Subject 1407 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
3202 Applied Psychology
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Abstract Self-efficacy theory provides possible explanations as to why female academics are concentrated in the lower ranks of academia. It was hypothesized that female academics would have weaker self-efficacy beliefs in relation to research and administrative tasks. The Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (AS-ES) was developed to assess strength of self-efficacy and frequency of performing academic tasks. A national sample of Australian academics was surveyed, and 337 questionnaires were returned. Factor analysis of the AS-ES generated four factors: Research, Teaching, Administration, and Miscellaneous Academic Tasks. Significant differences in self-efficacy and task frequency due to rank and sex on each factor and across factors are discussed. Implications for academic women are highlighted.
Q-Index Code C1
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