Series - 1 [March - 2021]

Paper Title :: Cultural Influence and Teacher Quality: Perceptions of Self-Efficacy and Self-Permission in Panamanian Educators
Author Name :: Adam C. Holden
Page Number :: 01-14
:: 10.9790/1813-1003010114   

In recent years, Latin America has experienced unprecedented growth in education coverage resulting in the need for the development of a proficient workforce to sustain and manage its rapid change and improvement. This study investigates the relationship between teacher quality and positive psychology, and more specifically, the importance of how cultural norms impact the way that individuals perceive their professional abilities. Specifically, an ordinal scale, statistical analysis of survey-based data of more than 300 Panamanian teachers was used to determine generalized attitudes regarding respondents' perceptions of self-efficacy and self-permission. The study finds that, in Panamanian culture, teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy are closely aligned with their experience in the classroom, while their perceptions of self-permission are associated with professional qualification.

Keywords -Cultural Norms, Self-Efficacy, Self-Permission, Teacher Perception, Teacher Quality

@article{key:article,
author = {Adam C. Holden},
title = {Cultural Influence and Teacher Quality: Perceptions of Self-Efficacy and Self-Permission in Panamanian Educators},
journal = {The International Journal of Engineering and Science},
year = {2021},
volume = {10},
number = {03},
pages = {01-14},
month = {March}
}