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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology

New journal article in Social Psychology of Education published

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Gebauer, M. M., McElvany, N., Köller, O., & Schöber, C. (2021). Cross-cultural differences in academic self-efficacy and its sources across socialization contexts. Social Psychology of Education, 1-26. DOI: 10.1007/s11218-021-09658-3

This study investigated how as reported by Bandura (1997) sources of self-efficacy differ across socialization contexts for German students with diverse immigrant backgrounds. We measured all four sources of academic self-efficacy in three socialization contexts for students with and without an immigrant background, assuming that we would find differences between these groups. The results both support and refine Bandura’s social cognitive theory by showing that self-related constructs function differently in students with culturally diverse immigrant backgrounds.