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FONSECA, Patrícia Nunes da et al. Brazilian adaptation of the self-efficacy for study inventory inventario de autoeficacia para el estudio. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.3, pp. 60-71. ISSN 1516-3687.

This study aimed to adapt and validate the Inventario de Autoeficacia para el Estudio (Idape). Participants were 256 university students, with mean age of 22.96 (SD = 5.73) and 58.6% female. The majority of these came from private institutions (51.2%). Participants answered the Idape and sociodemographic questions. Performing an exploratory factor analysis, it was verified that the Idape was composed by eight items in one factor, explaining 39% of the total variance and presenting a Cronbach's alpha of .77. It was observed that the self-efficacy did not differ according to the sex, presenting differences regarding to the type of institution. The number of hours of study per day and self-perception as a student correlated positively and significantly with self-efficacy. It can be concluded that the instrument has satisfactory psychometric evidences to investigate self-efficacy and self-regulating activities of learning in the Brazilian context.

Keywords : self-efficacy; students; higher education; psychological tests; validity.

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