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Self-efficacy in discipline scale [PDF]

Educational self-efficacy is a student’s general sense that they can achieve academic outcomes. You will note that the 5-item sample scale here measures the overall sense that students have that they can achieve academic outcomes in their subject area. If you are interested in examining students’ general self-efficacy, please see the general self-efficacy scale.  If you are interested in examining students’ educational self-efficacy, please see the educational self-efficacy scale.
This is a recommended, validated, and reliable scale for measuring self-efficacy within a student’s discipline/profession. The scale below has been adapted from the Harvard-Panorama Student Perception Survey and aligns with the best practices outlined in our best practices in questionnaire design.

For various reasons, you may wish to amend this scale for your own evaluation purposes. You will note that the 5-item sample scale here uses Physics as an example discipline. You can replace this with the discipline that you are interested in investigating, but make sure that every item contains that discipline. For example, if you are interested in investigating specific modules or lectures, you can insert the name of the specific module or lecture in place of wherever it says PHYSICS in this example.  Before you adapt this questionnaire further, please consult our FAQs and guidance on questionnaires.

We have provided guidance below to ensure that your scale follows good practices in questionnaire design and remains valid.

Self-efficacy in discipline scale