Student Report of Academic Self-Efficacy Scale

This scale assesses student beliefs about personal abilities to complete schoolwork successfully. The scale was based on and adapted from related work, including Bandura (1997), Patrick, Hicks and Ryan (1997), Roeser, Midgley and Urdan (1996), and Ryan and Patrick (2001).


Administration Method
Number of Questions
Creator(s) of Tool
Hoover-Dempsey, K.V., & Sandler, H.M. (2005). Final Performance Report for OERI Grant # R305T010673: The Social Context of Parental Involvement: A Path to Enhanced Achievement. Presented to Project Monitor, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, March 22, 2005.
Scoring / Benchmarking
The scale employed a four-point Likert-type response scale: 1 = not true, 2 = a little true, 3 = pretty true, 4 = very true.

Students were asked to respond to the following prompt:

“Dear Student, Students have many different ideas about school and homework. Please tell us how true each of the following ideas are for you. There are no right or wrong answers. The right answer is the answer that is most true for you. Your parents and teachers will NOT see what you say. Thank you!”
Background / Quality
Alpha reliability for the scale administered to a sample of 358 public school students in grades 4-6 was .71, as reported in Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler (2005).
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