Basikin, MEd Research Candidate

Faculty of Education, Bldg 6
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Melbourne VIC 3800
Tel: (+61 3) 9905 2884

Research Interests

Teachers’ efficacy beliefs, work engagement, and autonomy

Supervisor: Dr Paul Richardson

Indonesian English Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs

Efficacy beliefs among teachers have been considered instrumental in affecting the effort teachers put into teaching, in setting goals, and in the aspirations teachers have for themselves and their students. For example, a high sense of efficacy is considered influential in teachers’ level of enthusiasm for teaching (Allinder, 1994; Guskey, 1984), commitment to teaching (Coladarci, 1992), with highly efficacious teachers tending to exercise higher levels of planning and organization (Allinder, 1994). As well as being willing to persist in dealing with problems and being more resilient in the face of setbacks (Ashton & Webb, 1986), highly efficacious teachers are more open to new ideas and are willing to experiment with new methods (Guskey, 1988; Stein & Wang, 1988). Due to such important roles, and on the other hand its "elusive" measurement (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2002), varying cross-cultural contexts of research are of great importance.

Future Plans

PhD research into teachers' professional learning, participation aspirations, and career satisfaction

Basikin is associated with the FITChoice program of research