Academic self-efficacy and academic satisfaction among Hue University students


academic self-efficacy
academic satisfaction
university students
Hue University Tự tin học tập
sự hài lòng trong học tập
sinh viên
Đại học Huế


This study aims to investigate the level of academic self-efficacy, the level of academic satisfaction, and the relationship between academic self-efficacy and academic satisfaction among Hue University students. A total of 771 students participated in the questionnaires about academic self-efficacy and academic satisfaction. Descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and One-way ANOVA were performed to answer three research questions. Research results indicate that students have moderate levels of academic self-efficacy and are basically academically satisfied. Academic self-efficacy is positively correlated with academic satisfaction. The findings of the study have certain theoretical and practical implications.


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