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Psicologia da Educação

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RODRIGUES, Rafaela Martins; PIMENTEL, Carlos Eduardo  and  RIBEIRO, Maria Gabriela Costa. Construction and validation of the unifactorial scale of academic self-efficacy. Psicol. educ. [online]. 2017, n.44, pp. 15-23. ISSN 1414-6975.

This article aimed to gather evidence of the validity and accuracy of the Unifactorial Scale of Academic Self-Efficacy (EUAA). It was divided into two stages (cross-validation) and encompasses the Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis, as well as adjustment indexes. 299 students from various states of Brazil participated in study 1, with an average age of 22.24 (SD = 3.75), predominantly female (69.6%) and students from public institutions (88.3%). The results of this study indicate 1 factor with α = 0.93. 315 students participated in study 2, which were distributed over a number of Brazilian states, with an average age of 23.21 (SD = 5.25), most of whom were female (60%) and from public institutions (95.2%). The results confirm the scale's one-dimensionality, with CC = 0.95 and α = 0.91. All adjustment indices were satisfactory and within the limits established by the literature. The suggestion is to apply this scale in future studies to investigate the effects of academic self-efficacy on learning processes and academic success.

Keywords : academic self-efficacy; college student; measuring scale; validity test; cognitive process.

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