ERIC Number: ED265199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Change, Responsibility and Teaching Behaviors: Three New Scales for Their Measurement. Institute of Education Occasional Paper No. 24.
Eighty Singapore teachers voluntarily participated in the evaluation of three new scales: (1) the Responsibility Scale, which measures the teacher's sense of responsibility, willingness to take on additional new duties, and perception of being assigned duties; (2) the Change Scale which measures the teacher's acceptance of changes in life as normal happenings, and feelings toward change as enriching life experience; and (3) the Teaching Behaviors Scale, which reports the frequency of teacher reinforcement, feedback, presentation, consolidation, evaluation, and management behaviors. The efficacy of each new scale was studied by item analysis, internal consistency check, analysis of variance, and correlation with criterion measures. The Educational Attitude Scale, Teacher Locus of Control Scale, Dogmatism Scale, and Machiavellianism Scale were the criterion measures used for evaluating the validity of the new scales. With the exception of a small number of weak items, the three scales have items which show acceptable discrimination. The scales have high reliability and correlate with educational attitude and locus of control. There is evidence of concurrent as well as discriminant validity. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Education (Singapore).
Identifiers - Location: Singapore