This research investigated first-year students' self-efficacy in introductory engineering design courses. I examined student interviews from two small technical undergraduate institutions. From this, I developed a framework to categorize different types of self-efficacy beliefs. In addition, I analyzed how different elements of course structure contribute to the development and growth of these self-efficacy beliefs.
Pleiss, Geoff, "The Development and Evolution of Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Introductory Engineering Design Courses" (2013). 2013 AHS Capstone Projects. 13.