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The effect of thinking skills on academic self- efficacy in students at Universities of Kashan and Medical Sciences
Hamid Rahimi Dr
assisstance university of kashan , dr.hamid.rahimi@kashanu.ac.ir
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Background & Aim: Self-efficacy as a motivational factor, leading to increased academic performance and reducing stress. Therefore, determining factors influencing self- efficacy could be significantly useful in improving students’ academic achievement and consequently development of educational system. Thus purpose of this research was the effect of thinking skills on academic self- efficacy in students at Universities of Kashan and Medical Sciences.
Method: Research type was descriptive correlative. The statistical population consisted of 9742 students' in Universities of Kashan and Medical Sciences that by Cochran Formulate,  301 ones through stratified randomized sampling were chosen as sample. The information gathering tools were thinking skills questionnaire with 35 items in 5 components and self-efficacy questionnaire with 20 items in term of Likert five scale. Questionnaires content validity confirmed by experts. reliability coefficients were obtained equal to 0.86 for thinking skills and 0.78 for self efficacy. Data analyses done in descriptive (frequency, percentage, mean & standard deviation) and inferential level (Pearson correlation coefficient,  regression & t-test) through Spss18 software’s. 
Result: finding showed means of thinking skills (3.28±0.51) and self-efficacy (3.17±0.60) are bigger than average (3). Pearson correlation coefficient showed thinking skills have positive and significant effect on academic self-efficacy (r=0.18).
Conclusion: on base finding thinking skills have positive and significant effect on academic self-efficacy in students and whatever these skills in students increase As well as increasing their efficacy. Thus universities and higher education centers could play a key role in enhancing thinking skills and self-efficacy in students.
Keywords: Thinking Skills, Self-Efficacy, Students, University
     
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Student Interaction with Education
Received: 2017/06/18 | Accepted: 2018/01/14 | Published: 2018/05/12
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rahimi H. The effect of thinking skills on academic self- efficacy in students at Universities of Kashan and Medical Sciences. Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2018; 11 (2)
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دوماهنامه علمی- پژوهشی راهبــردهای آموزش در علوم پزشکی Education Strategies in Medical Sciences
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