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PS28P-02-143

The relationship between interests and academic self-efficacy in Japanese college students' learning

[Speaker] Tang, Li:1
[Co-author] Toyama, Miki:1
1:University of Tsukuba (Japan)

The present longitudinal study investigated the reciprocal relationships between interests and academic self-efficacy in Japanese college students' learning of their majors over one and a half year. The 4-wave data was collected from 513 students who were either one month, two months, six months or 18 months into their university degree. The mutivariate autoregressive model was used to analyze longitudinal data and results indicated different relationship patterns between interests measured from three aspects: affect, value and knowledge, and academic self-efficacy measured form two aspects: effort-related and ability-related. Implications for researching the development of interest are considered.
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