Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI)

The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI) can be used to measure science teacher's self-efficacy and outcome expectancy across all levels of teaching. The STEBI-A is the version recommended for use with in-service teachers; the STEBI-B is the version recommended for use with pre-service teachers.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics
Teacher Self-Efficacy, Teacher Beliefs
Grades
K-12
Languages
English

Administration information

Length
25 items
Price

Free

Administration
Individual,
Self-report
National Sample
No

Access and Use

Contact
Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Batiza, A. F., Gruhl, M., Zhang, B., Harrington, T., Roberts, M., LaFlamme, D., ... & Hagedorn, E. (2013). The effects of the SUN project on teacher knowledge and self-efficacy regarding biological energy transfer are significant and long-lasting: Results of a randomized controlled trial. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 12(2), 287-305.

Bleicher, R. E. (2004). Revisiting the STEBI-B: Measuring Self-Efficacy in Preservice Elementary Teachers. School Science and Mathematics, 104(8), 383–391.

Sandholtz, J. H., Ringstaff, C., & Matlen, B. (2016). Temporary Fix or Lasting Solution? Investigating the Longitudinal Impact of Teacher Professional Development on K–2 Science Instruction. The Elementary School Journal, 117(2), 192–215.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Enochs, L. G., & Riggs, I. M. (1990). Further Development of an Elementary Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument: A Preservice Elementary Scale. School Science and Mathematics, 90(8), 694–706.

Riggs, I. M., & Enochs, L. G. (1990). Toward the development of an elementary teacher’s science teaching efficacy belief instrument. Science Education, 74(6), 625–637.