The Relationship between English Teachers' Mindsets and Their Perception of Self-Efficacy in High Schools

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  • Neslihan Kara İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University
  • Abdül Kasım Varlı İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University


Self-Efficacy, English Teachers, Teachers' Mindsets, Perception of Self-Efficacy, Demographic Characteristics


The present study replicates the study carried out by Yılmaz (2020). While Yılmaz's study was at the level of tertiary education, the present study is at the level of high school.

In socio-cultural, political, and global terms, English is the most important language worldwide. In this context, the demand for learning the English language is constantly increasing, not only in Turkey but also worldwide. In addition, in today's global world, English has become an employment criterion when getting a place in business life. When evaluated within this framework, the importance of learning English increases at the level of formal education. In this context, the dynamics between teacher and student is a subject that is much researched in the related literature. Teachers are one of the most important actors in not only the learning process but also in the educational process. According to research, the students' learning level and the teachers' self-efficacy do have a relationship.

The aim of the study is to determine if there is a relationship between the mindsets of the teachers who work in high schools as English teachers and the belief of self-efficacy and, if so, to explain the relationship. Moreover, the study aimed to find out if demographic characteristics do have any effects on the mindsets and self-efficacy of teachers.

Author Biographies

Neslihan Kara, İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Department of English Language Teaching/Institute of Social Sciences,  Turkey

Abdül Kasım Varlı, İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Department of English Language Teaching/Faculty of Education, Turkey


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How to Cite

Kara, N., & Varlı, A. K. (2023). The Relationship between English Teachers’ Mindsets and Their Perception of Self-Efficacy in High Schools. International Conference on Frontiers in Academic Research, 1, 58–71. Retrieved from