Effects of self-efficacy on social entrepreneurship in education: a correlational research


RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, vol.94, no.1, pp.30-43, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.7227/rie.0019
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-43
  • Keywords: social entrepreneurship, initiative, effort, persistence, STUDENTS, ACHIEVEMENT, PERFORMANCE, EXPOSURE, BELIEFS, SCIENCE, TRAITS, SCALE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this research is to determine the effects of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy on their social entrepreneurship characteristics. The population of this study consisted of 220 randomly selected pre-service teachers in Kocaeli University Faculty of Education in Turkey. General Self Efficacy Scale-Turkish Form and Pre-service Teachers' Entrepreneurship Characteristics Scale was applied to collect data. The study revealed that effort and persistence which are general self-efficacy dimensions predicted personal creativity and risk-taking features of social entrepreneurship. According to the findings of the study, initiative, effort and persistence dimensions predict the self-confidence which is a characteristic of social entrepreneurship. Finally it can be suggested that practices oriented to developing self-efficacy beliefs and social entrepreneurship characteristics should take a part in teacher training programs as these practices may help teachers about how to teach students various skills.