ERIC Number: ED411205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Exploring Dimensions of Personal and Organizational Efficacy Motivation: A Study of Teachers, Social Workers, and University Faculty.
Loup, Karen S.; Clarke, James; Ellett, Chad D.; Rugutt, John
This paper presents the results of instrument development and adaptation efforts associated with conceptualizing and investigating self and organizational efficacies in terms of motivation toward achievement of organizational goals in schools, child welfare agencies, and higher education institutions. Results of initial conceptual development of a series of empirical analyses used to explore validity and reliability characteristics of a new efficacy resilience measure are presented. Subsequent results of instrument adaptation and further empirical analyses to confirm initial findings are presented for two studies in different organizational contexts: a sample of child welfare professionals in Louisiana and a sample of higher educational faculty from 56 research universities across the United States. Review of factor analyses results indicated that the social worker sample results were more like those of an earlier study of teachers than the results for higher education faculty. It was concluded that the original teacher instrument can be used with other populations and that self, organizational, and collective efficacy motivations can be identified and measured in multiple organizational contexts. Appendixes contain the Teacher Self and Organizational Efficacy Assessment (TSOEA) and item location indices for subscales of the TSOEA. (Contains 22 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Faculty, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Organizational Objectives, School Culture, Self Efficacy, Self Motivation, Social Workers, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).