Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1960

Full Length Research Paper

Humility and forgiveness as predictors of teacher self-efficacy

Ferudun Sezgin
  • Ferudun Sezgin
  • Department of Educational Administration, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
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Onur Erdogan
  • Onur Erdogan
  • Ministry of National Education, Ankara, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 18 December 2017
  •  Accepted: 05 February 2018
  •  Published: 23 February 2018


This study explores the predictive influence of teachers’ humility and forgiveness on their self-efficacy perceptions. The population of this research consists of teachers who work at public primary and secondary schools located in the central districts of Ankara, Turkey. The sample of the study is composed of 303 primary and secondary school teachers working in central districts of Ankara, Turkey. The research design is a correlational study identifying the direct predictive powers of humility and forgiveness on teacher self-efficacy. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient identifies the inter-variable exploratory correlations, while path analysis examines the direct predictive powers of these factors on teacher self-efficacy. The analyses show positive and significant relationships among teacher self-efficacy, humility and forgiveness. Humility and forgiveness are found to positively predict teacher self-efficacy. The findings are discussed in the context of teacher self-efficacy and positive psychological state improvement and teacher training.


Key words: Self-efficacy, humility, forgiveness, teacher, positive psychology.