Morgan-Jinks Student Efficacy Scale (MJSES)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Morgan-Jinks Student Efficacy Scale can be used to provide practitioners with insights into children's perceptions of their own academic self-efficacy.

Main constructs measured

Intrapersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels


Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration


Method of administration


Number of items


Item format

Four-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Available languages


Fee for use Free and publicly available
Credentials required for administration


Overall score reporting

The overall score is reported.

Subscore reporting

There are three subscores:

  • Talent
  • Context
  • Effort
Scoring procedures

The measure is self-scored.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence is based on three schools in different demographic settings (urban, suburban, and small-rural communities) (N~900) (Jinks & Morgan, 1999).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency (alpha) for the entire scale was estimated at 0.82. Subscale alphas ranged from 0.66 to 0.78 (Jinks & Morgan, 1999).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Three separate panels reviewed all potential items to provide feedback on the items content and domain coverage (Jinks & Morgan, 1999).
Evidence based on response processes
A pilot study with a small sample of children was used to make sure that items were clear and readable (Jinks & Morgan, 1999).
Evidence based on internal structure
Confirmatory factor analysis substantiated three subscales (Jinks & Morgan, 1999).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Scores correlated positively with self-reported grades (Jinks & Morgan, 1999).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

No information is available in the references reviewed.


Jinks, J., & Morgan, V. "Children's perceived academic self-efficacy: An inventory scale," The Clearing House, Vol. 72, No. 4, 1999, pp. 224–230.


Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.