The Effect of Self-Efficacy on Academic Performance at Higher Level of Learning: A Case Study of Punjab University Lahore
Author(s) : Abid Mehmood , Muhammad Adnan , Aaqib Shahzad , Farhat Shabbir
The present paper is a research oriented attempt to find out the effects of Self-Efficacy on the Academic Performance of the students of University of the Punjab, Lahore. Self-Efficacy refers to the beliefs of students, who achieve our target and fulfill the task base on own abilities because they think that, they can do it (Bandura & Locke, 2003) whereas Academic performance mean outcome of educational targets and goals. A Quantitative research methodology was adopted for this study. Simple random sampling technique was used. Total sample size was 180. Interview schedule was used as the tool for data collection. The data were processed by using SPSS. This study found that 42.2% of the respondents were confident to have the ability to fulfill their goals and 54.4% were confident and motivated to understand basic concepts of their subjects because 46.1% believed on hardworking that will be helpful for them in trouble situation. For academic performance, 41.7% respondents were satisfied with their academic performance because their past results encourage them to work hard. The results of Spearman’s correlation indicated that there is significant relationship between the self-efficacy and academic performance of the students while studying at higher level learning. Moreover, Independent variable i.e. self-efficacy has effect on the dependent variable i.e. academic performance.
Keywords: Self-Efficacy, Academic Performance, Self-Adequacy, Students’ Motivation.