10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C217


Self-efficacy and attitudes in Statistics in Higher Education


Mauren Porciúncula (Brazil)
Karla Schreiber (Brazil)
Marcia Senna (Brazil)


Mauren Porciúncula (Brazil)


Attitude represents the readiness of a subject to respond to a given situation favorably or unfavorably. Self-efficacy is defined as the confidence of individuals in their ability to achieve achievement. Thus, an investigation about the self-efficacy and the attitudes in Statistics, of graduates of a federal university of the southern coast of Brazil is presented, analyzing also the relation of these with sex, course, age and performance. The data were collected through an informative questionnaire and two scales, one of self-efficacy and another of attitudes. The analyzes indicated that performance is directly related to self-efficacy, but not to attitudes. Also, there was a direct and significant relationship between the scales. The sample showed self-efficacy and favorable attitudes in Statistics.