Educational self-efficacy of college women: Implications for theory, research, and practice

Andrea Dixon Rayle, Patricia Arredondo, Sharon Kurpius

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This study examined the relationships among personal and family valuing of education, self-esteem, academic stress, and educational self-efficacy for 530 female undergraduates. Personal and family valuing of education and self-esteem were related to educational self-efficacy; academic stress was related to self-esteem and self-efficacy. No differences existed between Euro-American women and women of color, and for both groups, personal valuing of education, self-esteem, and academic stress predicted educational self-efficacy. Implications for research and practice are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-366
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Applied Psychology

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