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L'evoluzione del senso di efficacia per compiti di lettura e scrittura: effetti di scolarità e competenza
Journal Title: DiPAV - QUADERNI 
Author/s: Barbara Arfé, Bianca De Berna, Francesca Poeta 
Year:  2007 Issue: 18 Language: Italian 
Pages:  23 Pg. 53-75 FullText PDF:  98 KB

This study examined whether reading and writing self-efficacy beliefs differ in children with different achievement level (average, poor and good readers and writers) and in children of different grade level (4th , 6th, and 8th graders). Two hundred and thirty-five children participated. Seventy-three children attended the 4th grade, 83 the 6th grade, and 79 the 8th grade of three mainstream elementary and middle schools, located in Verona and Padova (north-east Italy). The student’s academic self-efficacy beliefs (Caprara, 2001), and their reading and writing self-efficacy beliefs were assessed. Children also performed a reading task (Cornoldi and MT group, 1998), a dictation task and a written composition task. Results revealed effects of schooling on academic self-efficacy beliefs, and for the reading and writing tasks, but no effects related to reading and writing self-efficacy beliefs. Accuracy of self-efficacy evaluations increases with grade level, but not with achievement level, indicating an independent effect of grade and achievement level on student’s self-efficacy.

Barbara Arfé, Bianca De Berna, Francesca Poeta, in "DiPAV - QUADERNI" 18/2007, pp. 53-75, DOI:


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