Title

Epistemological beliefs as predictors for self-determination among Filipino preservice teachers

Date of Publication

2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Magno, Carlo

Defense Panel Chair

Garcia, John Addy

Defense Panel Member

Reyes, Jose Alberto

Abstract/Summary

The present study investigated whether epistemological beliefs (i.e. learners' beliefs in acquiring knowledge and knowledge itself) can significantly predict self-determination (i.e. drive that comes primarily from the self which pushes an individual to engage in a task) among Filipino preservice teachers. Specifically, the study aimed to determine whether each subscale of epistemological belief (i.e. Complexity of Learning and Structure of Learning) was correlated and would significantly predict self-determination (i.e. Perceived Choice and Awareness of Self). There were 310 preservice teachers in the undergraduate level from different colleges and universities in the Greater Metro Manila are who were asked to complete two measures: Schommer Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire derived by Bernardo (2008) and Self-Determination Scale. The average age of the participants was 19.16 years (SD = 1.63). Correlation and multiple regressions conducted in the study revealed that only complexity of learning significantly increased with each subscale of self-determination.

Abstract Format

html

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU15084

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

iv, 162 leaves ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Knowledge; Theory of -- Philippines; Autonomy (Psychology) -- Philippines; Student teachers -- Philippines

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