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EXAMINING BANDURA'S SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY RELATIVE TO AN APPLICATION WITHIN BUSINESS SKILLS STANDARDS: A CASE ANALYSIS

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2018
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The current study involved an ex post facto, descriptive, case study, survey research design to examine the application of Bandura's (1986) social cognitive theory relative to an application within business skills standards. The current study's research question was "What social cognitive theory constructs (motivation, modeling, enactive and observational learning, self-efficacy, self-regulation, and forethought) are currently being implemented in 4-year college and university business programs in the Southeastern United States?" Subscales were developed employing six constructs. The Social Cognitive Theory Business Skills (SCTBS) instrument was created using these construct subscales; they were tested for content validity using an extensive, analytical process culminating in the SCTBS Matrix; they were tested for reliability employing Cronbach alpha measures of internal consistency, and subsequently piloted (n = 25). Attitudes and perceptions of business students were obtained from 138 respondents at two 4-year college sites and one university site. Overall, descriptive and correlational statistics from the SCTBS Instrument indicated business students strongly supported construct subscale items measuring the students' attitudes and perceptions concerning the current implementation of Bandura's (1986) social cognitive theory at 4-year college and university business programs.
Title: EXAMINING BANDURA'S SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY RELATIVE TO AN APPLICATION WITHIN BUSINESS SKILLS STANDARDS: A CASE ANALYSIS.
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Name(s): Flores, Paul Anthony, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Summary: The current study involved an ex post facto, descriptive, case study, survey research design to examine the application of Bandura's (1986) social cognitive theory relative to an application within business skills standards. The current study's research question was "What social cognitive theory constructs (motivation, modeling, enactive and observational learning, self-efficacy, self-regulation, and forethought) are currently being implemented in 4-year college and university business programs in the Southeastern United States?" Subscales were developed employing six constructs. The Social Cognitive Theory Business Skills (SCTBS) instrument was created using these construct subscales; they were tested for content validity using an extensive, analytical process culminating in the SCTBS Matrix; they were tested for reliability employing Cronbach alpha measures of internal consistency, and subsequently piloted (n = 25). Attitudes and perceptions of business students were obtained from 138 respondents at two 4-year college sites and one university site. Overall, descriptive and correlational statistics from the SCTBS Instrument indicated business students strongly supported construct subscale items measuring the students' attitudes and perceptions concerning the current implementation of Bandura's (1986) social cognitive theory at 4-year college and university business programs.
Identifier: WFE0000607 (IID), uwf:61305 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-06-01
Ed.D.
Department of Research and Advanced Studies
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