The purpose of this study is to investigate the spatial reasoning capacities and related selfefficacy
beliefs of student teachers. In recent years self-efficacy has been a focal point for those
investigating various modes of determinism. The relationship between an individual s perceptions
of their ability to succeed within spatial reasoning tasks is examined in conjunction with their
spatial reasoning ability. In this study three tests of spatial ability were administered to align with
three unique spatial factors associated with mental rotation. These include Spatial Relations,
Speeded Rotation and Spatial Orientation. Self-efficacy within the spatial domain is measured
using an adapted Academic Self-Efficacy scale.