ERIC Number: ED240153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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The Teacher Role Survey: A Measure of Teacher Locus of Control.
Maes, Wayne R.; Anderson, Darrell E.
This research was designed to construct an instrument to measure teacher's expectancies for internal or external control of important aspects of the work of teaching. Items were composed for initial trial based on fourteen areas which past research has shown to be important satisfiers in teaching. The 75 items in the initial pool were administered to 321 teachers of varied teaching levels and years of experience who were enrolled in graduate courses in education. As a measure of the influence of a generalized attitude for social desirability on item responding, the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability scale was administered. Correlations of individual items with social desirability clustered around zero. Based on the correlation with total score, 32 items were selected for inclusion in the final form of the Teacher Role Survey. Of the seven major areas of satisfiers originally thought to hold potential as subtests, four areas were represented by four or more items in the final set of 32. The scale demonstrates sufficient internal consistency and retest reliability to suggest promise for further development. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale; Teacher Role Survey