Building perceived self-efficacy through transferrable skills: The T2U program.

2016-11-03T00:40:04Z (GMT) by Lynette Pretorius Allie Ford
New university students not only need to learn a wide range of skills, but also have to gain the belief that they can succeed (perceived self-efficacy). In this presentation we describe the evaluation of a transition program designed to teach transferable skills at the beginning of university study, and show that this program improved students’ perceived self-efficacy during university transition through authentic mastery experiences and social persuasion. We also show that the improved perceived self-efficacy of program participants persisted until at least the end of their first semester of study.