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GUERREIRO-CASANOVA, Daniela Couto  and  POLYDORO, Soely A. J.. Freshman's Self-efficacy and Integration in Higher Education. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp. 75-88. ISSN 1516-3687.

Integration and Self-efficacy in Higher Education are important concepts for students’ sucess in tertiary education. This research aimed at identifying the relationship between these two concepts during the first year was realized in two distinct opportunities. The participants were 189 freshmen Bachelor degree candidates in Portuguese, Mathematics, Information Technology and Bussiness Administration of a private higher education institution. Through the Scale Higher Education Self-efficacy and the Academic Experience Questionnaire, it was verified significant and positive correlation between these concepts in both opportunities. However, the strong correlation ( = 0.706; p = 0.0001) at the first phase changed to moderate correlation ( = 0,674; p = 0.002) in the second phase. The results contributes to broaden the knowledge about these concepts and supports the development of institutional actions.

Keywords : Self-efficacy; Higher education; Student; Motivation; Correlation.

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