The help-seeking from social capitals and self-regulated learning among pre-service teachers

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the help-seeking subjects for pre-service teachers in need of suggestions for practicum and to determine the prediction of pre-service teachers’ social capitals for help-seeking on their self-efficacy for help-seeking and self-regulated learning. A total of 223 pre-service teachers, from a teacher education university at the middle of Taiwan, were invited to fill in the validated questionnaire in October 2015. The analytical results of this study by Chi-square Test achieve significant differences in the five types of help-seeking subjects for the pre-service teachers in need of suggestions for practicum. Another finding of this study by multiple regression analysis indicates that the scores of seeking help from faculties in practicum school and peer interns in practicum school can jointly predict self-efficacy for help-seeking This study concludes that the pre-service teachers preferred seeking help from family members, faculties in practicum school, classmates at university and peer interns in practicum school to university professors. Moreover, pre-service teachers perceived self-efficacy for help-seeking and self-regulated learning when seeking help from faculties and peer interns in practicum schools. Interestingly, peer interns in practicum school are considered as bonding social capital but maybe play a role of suggestion-provider, similar to bridging social capital during the practicum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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