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The purpose of this pilot study was to determine students’ self-efficacy level prior to participation and after participation in an inquiry-based science camp to determine if self-efficacy levels changed as a result of participation. A validated instrument, the 30 item Morgan-Jinks Student Self-Efficacy Scale (MJSES) (Jinks & Morgan, 1996) was used to identify the constructs of self-efficacy before and after the weeklong summer camp. The results suggest that the inquiry-based science camp had a positive impact on junior participants’ academic self-efficacy and did not increase senior participants’ academic self-efficacy.
Farrand, Kathleen; Wild, Tiffany; and Hilson, Margilee P.
"Self-Efficacy of Students with Visual Impairments Before and After Participation in an Inquiry-Based Camp,"
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities: Vol. 19
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jsesd/vol19/iss1/5