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The Journal of International Anatolia Sport Science The Relationship Between Preservice Physical Education Teachersí Academic Self-Efficacy And Proactive Personality [J Int Anatolia Sport Sci ]
J Int Anatolia Sport Sci . 2018; 3(1): 281-293 | DOI: 10.22326/ijass.35

The Relationship Between Preservice Physical Education Teachersí Academic Self-Efficacy And Proactive Personality

Ezel Nur Korur
Ordu University, School Of Physical Education And Sport, Ordu, Turkey

Teachers today can influence their environment and events through their behavior, therefore, each teacherís
teaching style has an impact on studentsí academic achievement. The effective design of learning environments
and systematic guidance of students depend on teachersí efficacy and personality traits. The aim of this study
is to determine the relationship between preservice physical education teachersí self-efficacy and proactive
personality traits. Study group consists of 386 physical education students (122 women and 264 men) of
four universities in the spring semester of 2015/2016. Data were collected using a Personal Information
Form developed by the researcher, an Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (ASES) and a short version of the
Proactive Personality Scale (SPPS). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical methods, t-test, OneWay
ANOVA and Tukey multiple comparison test. Participants reported moderate levels of self-efficacy and
low levels of proactive personality. Male participants had significantly lower social status scale scores than
female participants. An interesting result was that self-efficacy decreased with age. Fourth-grade studentsí
academic self-efficacy and sub-scale scores were statistically lower than those of first-, second- and thirdgrade
students. Sports engagement were found to have no effect on participantsí academic self-efficacy and
proactive personality. Another interesting result was that participantsí academic self-efficacy decreased along
with an increase in grade point average (GPA) scores. Participantsí proactive personality scores decreased
with an increase in their academic self-efficacy scores. Future studies are warranted to assess the correlation
of academic self-efficacy and proactive personality with different variables.

Keywords: Academic self-efficacy, preservice physical education teacher, proactive personality

Ezel Nur Korur. The Relationship Between Preservice Physical Education Teachersí Academic Self-Efficacy And Proactive Personality. J Int Anatolia Sport Sci . 2018; 3(1): 281-293

Corresponding Author: Ezel Nur Korur, TŁrkiye

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