Persistence in remediation as preparation for higher education continues at less than 50%. Self-efficacy may be a barrier to successful academic preparation. This study at a non-profit adult education site examined a relationship between general self-efficacy and academic self-efficacy and persistence. The survey data (N=75) indicated there was no significant correlation between the demographic characteristics and general self-efficacy, academic confidence, motivation, or persistence, but there was a significant correlation between general self-efficacy and academic confidence (r=.56, r2=.32, p
Holmquist, Carol; Gable, Robert K.; and Billups, Felice D., "The relationship between self-efficacy and persistence in adult remedial education" (2013). NERA Conference Proceedings 2013. 17.