Academic Self-Efficacy of High Achieving Students in Mexico

Ana Karen Camelo-Lavadores, Pedro Sánchez-Escobedo, Jesus Pinto-Sosa


The purpose of this study was to explore for differences in the academic self-efficacy of Mexican high school
students. A gird questionnaire was administered to 1,460 students form private and public schools. As expected, high
achieving students showed significantly higher academic self-efficacy that their peers. However, interesting gender
differences were found. Whereas men had higher self-efficacy feelings towards Math, Sciences and English as a
second language; women showed higher self-efficacy in Spanish language. Likewise, private school’s students
showed feelings of academic self-efficacy. Implications of findings for education practice and research are discussed.


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