In the following paragraph, I want to ask a question after but the question is, as seen in bold.
In general, there is a consensus on the advantages of academic self-efficacy in students, but the question is, how a sense of academic self-efficacy can be reinforced so that it guarantees students’ efficiency and academic performance?
Is use of question mark correct for the Should the question part be placed in double quotes? Should it follow reported speech rule? Please note I am not quoting someone's question.