The Effect of Storytelling on Elementary Students’ Self-Efficacy

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Ph.D. Student of Educational Administration, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran

2 Department of Educational Administration, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of storytelling on the self-efficacy of students. The research method was quasi-experimental along with pretest-posttest. The statistical population consisted of two elementary fourth grades with 21 students in each class. One of them was selected as the test group and the other as the control. Before the beginning of the course, a pretest was performed for all students (42 students). The self-efficacy questionnaire (SEQ-C) (Muris) was used for data collection and its validity and reliability were confirmed. Data were analyzed using SPSS software with covariance test after checking the homogeneity of variance and regression. The results showed that there is a significant difference between the control and experimental groups. This means that storytelling had a positive effect on the three dimensions (social, educational and emotional) of students’ self-efficacy.

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