Self-Efficacy Beliefs among Palestinian Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers’ in Statistics


Aydın E., Sevimli E. , Abed S.

Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi, vol.12, no.4, pp.1209-1222, 2019 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.30831/akukeg.451395
  • Title of Journal : Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.1209-1222

Abstract

One of the most concrete reflections of mathematics in real life is the statistic domain and it is frequently mentioned in the related literature that students have difficulty in statistics concepts. The development of statistical concept knowledge is important for both statistical and scientific literacy. This study aimed to determine pre-service mathematics teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs in statistics. The study is about the Palestinian context. Any data about Palestinian education is valuable as there is so little research in the literature about the educational research done about the Palestinian educational system. The present study was conducted with a total number of 100 pre-service mathematics teachers who were in their last academic year in the mathematics department of two Palestinian universities. Data was collected by the Statistics Self- Efficacy Belief Instrument. Descriptive statistics was used in data analysis. Data analysis showed that the participants had low to moderate level of self-efficacy beliefs in statistics. The difficulties faced by the pre-service mathematics teachers with low self-efficacy beliefs in the teaching of statistics concepts are discussed and the suggestion of remedial solutions for teaching content and teaching environment is shared