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Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 01) Last page : ( 11)
Print ISSN : 0000-0000. Online ISSN : 2320-6233.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-6233.2018.00008.1

Self-Efficacy and Boredom in Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Jaradat Abdul-Kareem M.1*

1Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology, Yarmouk University, Jordan

*Email: a.m.jaradat@yu.edu.jo

Abstract

This study explored the differences in self-efficacy and boredom between undergraduate and graduate students. Also, the study sought to investigate the relationships between self-efficacy and Boredom. The sample consisted of 180 students selected from the faculty of education at a Jordanian public university (120 at the bachelor’s level, 60 at the master’s level). Two scales were used one for general self-efficacy, and the other for boredom proneness. Results showed that both undergraduate and graduate students scored significantly higher on the subscale of Lack of External Stimulation (LOES) than on the subscale of Lack of Internal Stimulation (LOIS); and that undergraduate students had higher scores than did graduate students on the subscale of LOIS. Additionally, there was a significant negative relationship between LOIS and self-efficacy, whereas no significant relationship was found between LOES and self-efficacy. Implications for professional counselors and directions for future research are discussed.

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Key words:

Self-efficacy, Boredom, Internal stimulation, External stimulation, Boredom proneness1.

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