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Med Teach. 2013 May;35(5):359-64. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2013.769672. Epub 2013 Feb 27.

Impact of a fellowship program for faculty development on the self-efficacy beliefs of health professions teachers: a longitudinal study.

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Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India. drtejinder22@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Teachers' belief in their ability to teach influences how much of the new knowledge and skills gained during faculty development (FD) programs are actually implemented at the workplace.

AIM:

To study the effect of a longitudinal FD program on the self-efficacy beliefs (SEB) of teachers of health professions using quasi-experimental methodology.

METHODS:

The SEB of 70 teachers of health professions enrolling for a longitudinal FD program at three sites in India and one site in South Africa and an equal number of comparable controls were measured using the "teacher efficacy belief systems-self" (TEBS-self) scale. The scale was re-administered at 6 and 12 months to both the groups.

RESULTS:

Teachers enrolled in the program had lower scores than controls at the beginning of the program but demonstrated a significant increase at 6 months with an effect size of 0.56. The 12-month scores demonstrated a further rise in the participating teachers. The control group maintained the scores but did not show any significant change either at 6 or at 12 months.

CONCLUSION:

Longitudinal FD program has positive effect on SEB of teachers.

PMID:
23444892
DOI:
10.3109/0142159X.2013.769672
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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