Characteristics and Experiences That Contribute to Novice Elementary Teachers’ Success and Efficacy
This article reports the results of a case study about elementary school teachers’ induction experiences. Four teachers began the three-year study, but only two remained in the profession after their second year. This development was consistent with estimates that 40-50% of novices leave the profession within five years (Smith & Ingersoll, 2004). Bandura’s (1977) construct of self-efficacy beliefs was used as a lens to examine how personal characteristics and professional experiences either contributed to new elementary teachers’ success, increased sense of self-efficacy, and desire to remain in the profession, or contributed to their desire to leave teaching.
Fry, Sara. (2009). "Characteristics and Experiences That Contribute to Novice Elementary Teachers’ Success and Efficacy". Teacher Education Quarterly, 36(2), 95-110.