Educators' Online Teaching Efficacy During COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects of Demographics

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn that demographic factors play a role in teachers' perceptions of their online self-efficacy, and to consider this when developing strategies to improve teachers' online teaching efficacy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. learn about how to assess educators’ online teaching efficacy in schools using survey tools.
  3. learn about the up-to-date research literature and practice promoting educators’ online teaching efficacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The present research explored the relationship between online teaching efficacy and demographic backgrounds, utilizing a sample of 321 educators in Northern California during the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings indicated that educators’ race/ethnicity and gender were significantly related to their perceived online teaching efficacy. Practical implications for assessing educators’ online teaching efficacy and developing responsive school-based practice promoting online teaching efficacy will be discussed.



Meg K. Stomski, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
Chunyan Yang, UC Berkeley


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