The Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy and Hope on Primary School Students' Social-Emotional Learning and Primary Mental Abilities
Universal Journal of Educational Research
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2019
Pages: 729 - 738
Source ID: shanti-sources-90111
Collection: Evidence-based Teacher Professional Development
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to determine the mediating role of self-efficacy and hope on the relationship of individuals' scores on the Primary Mental Abilities (PMAs) Test 7-11 with social emotional learning. In addition, the relationship of PMAs scores with hope and self-efficacy have also been examined. The study has been carried out over 281 fourth-grade students (160 female and 121 male). For data collection, the PMAs Test 7-11 was first applied to the students. Students with PMAs Test 7-11 scores also filled in the Self-efficacy Scale for Children, the Social-emotional Learning Scale, and the Children's Hope Scale. As a result of the analysis, a positive, significant correlation was found among all the variables. Moreover, a partially mediating role was found for hope and self-efficacy on the relationship between ability level and social emotional learning. This research is believed able to contribute to studies related to talented students.