oa Journal for New Generation Sciences - School board members' self-efficacy beliefs about their governance tasks : a case study of two districts in Lesotho

Volume 16 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1684-4998



Although decentralization has led to greater autonomy for school boards [SB]; many of them seem to be ineffective. This paper examined the extent to which SB members perceived their tasks as challenges or as threats. Bandura's self-efficacy theory framed this qualitative study in which 108 participants were purposively sampled. A Skills Confidence Inventory (SCI) was used to collect data. The results from this study show that SB members have moderate to high self-efficacy beliefs in 5 of the 7 roles that were investigated. Further studies should be conducted to determine the responsive levels existing within the school governance environments.

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