Teachers' self-esteem and self-efficacy

Ragnar Ingi Adalsteinsson, Ingibjörg B. Frímannsdóttir, Sigurdur Konrádsson

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A web-based questionnaire was sent to all elementary and middle school teachers in Iceland. The population list, with e-mail addresses, was obtained from the teaching union. The teachers were asked to indicate their major, as well as their experience in teaching Icelandic as classroom teachers or subject teachers. They then rated their competence in teaching Icelandic on a scale from 1-10. Responses were received from 1033 elementary and middle school teachers. Of all teachers, 83.9% had taught Icelandic as classroom teachers and 37.3% had taught Icelandic as subject teachers. All teachers rated their competence as high. Statistically, Icelandic majors and older teachers were significantly more efficacious than others in teaching Icelandic. Those with the lowest competence ratings in teaching Icelandic were sports and home studies majors. However, teachers from all majors had taught Icelandic as classroom teachers, and a significant number of them had taught Icelandic as a subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-550
Number of pages11
JournalScandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014

Other keywords

  • Native Language Instructors
  • Self-efficacy
  • Self-esteem


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