ERIC Number: ED429835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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The Validation and Use of the TCBQ in Studying Secondary Science Classroom Interaction and Its Association with Students' Attitudinal and Cognitive Outcomes in Taiwan.
She, Hsiao-Ching; Fisher, Darrell L.
The purpose of this study was to describe the validation of a new instrument called the Teacher Communication Behavior Questionnaire (TCBQ). This instrument is meant for use in assessing students' perceptions of their interactions with their teacher by focusing on their teachers' communicating behaviors. The study described in this paper occurred in secondary science classrooms in Taiwan. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in the development and validation processes of the TCBQ. The questionnaire was then used to investigate Taiwanese secondary science teachers' behaviors and their associations with students' perceptions and attitudes toward science and science academic achievement. Results indicate that all five scales of the TCBQ were found to display satisfactory internal consistency reliability, discriminant validity, and factor validity. There were strong associations between the scales of the instrument and students' attitudes about science, and two of the scales were associated with cognitive achievement. This instrument has added an additional aspect to research on teacher-student interactions by focusing on the use of verbal and non-verbal feedback to enhance students' attitudes toward science and their academic achievement outcomes. Contains 22 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan