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Self Efficacy- A Comparison among University Postgraduates in Demographic Profiles

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department Faculty of Education, M.D.U.Rohtak, Haryana, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Education, M.D.U. Rohtak, Haryana, INDIA

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 1-7, April,1 (2014)

Abstract

This study was set out to make comparisons among university in different aspects of self-efficacy in relation to some demographic profiles i.e. age groups, gender, locality and faculty. Descriptive Survey Method was used. The sample was comprised of 960 postgraduates from three universities of Haryana State in India i.e. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (KUK), Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (MDU) and Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa (CDLU). The data was collected through General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) by Yildrim and Ilhan (2010) which was originally developed by Sherer et al. (1982). The GSES was found to have reliable and valid factor structure and Cronbach alpha of the GSES in the current study was 0.714.The response rate of filled in questionnaire was 85% (out of 960, 818 questionnaires were completely filled in). The findings revealed that university postgraduates were not found to differ significantly by age-groups but significant differences were observed among university postgraduates by gender, locality and faculty. On the basis of findings, implications for university postgraduates were given.

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