Lecturer self-efficacy beliefs: an integrative review and synthesis of relevant literature

Matos, Mayara, Roberto, Iaotchitie and Sharp, John (2021) Lecturer self-efficacy beliefs: an integrative review and synthesis of relevant literature. Journal of Further and Higher Education . ISSN 0309-877X

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2021.1905155

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This article reviews available research literature in the field of lecturer self- efficacy beliefs produced between 1988 and 2020. Given the growing interest in lecturer self-efficacy beliefs in recent years, and the global challenges the Higher Education sector will face following the current Covid-19 pandemic, the time to conduct such a review seems appropriate. Fifty-five empirical papers in English, Spanish and Portuguese were identified and examined. Findings show that papers investigated the beliefs of lecturers from 23 countries using mostly quantitative cross-sectional approaches involving questionnaires. Among the eight main themes that emerged, ‘teaching self-efficacy’ featured prominently and received most attention, while other aspects of the work of lecturers, including research, service-related and other administrative activities, were also considered. Concerning personal variables like gender, there was no consensus over whether different characteristics affected self-efficacy beliefs more than others. Conclusions point to the need for additional mixed-methods and qualitative studies with more refined and contextualised methodological approaches to better understand the field, to identify actual sources of self-efficacy themselves and to more fully inform policy, practice, the distribution of resources and building capacity.

Keywords:Lecturer self-efficacy, Literature review
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:Professional services > Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute
ID Code:44541
Deposited On:09 Apr 2021 09:22

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