Binary Logistic Regression Analysis of Teacher Self-Efficacy Factors Influencing Literacy and Numeracy

Jarrod Sio Jyh Lih, Ramlee bin Ismail


This paper discusses the teacher efficacy factors contributing to student achievement in literacy and numeracy in 105
primary schools within Sibu division, Sarawak, Malaysia. The study observed high levels of practice for teacher
efficacy. The t-test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to analyze the differences between gender,
teaching experience and academic qualification. The study reported significant differences in respondent perceptions
based on teaching experience. Here, the post hoc Tukey test revealed that efficaciousness grows with years of teaching
experience. A correlation test observed a significant relationship between the independent variable with student
achievement in literacy. Binary logistic regression was applied to predict the influence of teacher efficacy on literacy
and numeracy. The findings revealed that a dimension of teacher self-efficacy – efficacy in student engagement -
emerged as the best predictor for student achievement for English literacy (LBI). The result indicated that for every
1-point increase in the self-reported efficacy for student engagement, the school was .014 times less likely to achieve
100% literacy rate for LBI. In conclusion, the teacher’s self-efficacy in student engagement had a negative influence on
the mastery of basic literacy for the English language, hence necessitating a closer inspection of the variable within the
context of LINUS2.0. However, more comprehensive studies are needed to ascertain its consistency as well as
investigating positive predictors for literacy.

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