ERIC Number: ED430031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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The Development and Application of the Teacher Communication Behaviour Questionnaire in Taiwan Science Classrooms.
She, Hsiao-Ching; Fisher, Darrell L.
The purposes of this study were to describe the validation of a new instrument, the Teacher Communication Behaviour Questionnaire (TCBQ) and to show its use in assessing students' perceptions of their interactions with their teachers by focusing on their teachers' communicating behaviors. Participants were 1,202 students in grades 7 through 9 from 30 science classes in Taiwan. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in the development and validation process, and the questionnaire was then used to study the teachers' behaviors and their associations with students' perceptions and attitudes toward science and science academic achievement. Results show that all five scales of the TCBQ have satisfactory internal consistency reliability, discriminant validity, and factor validity. There were strong associations between the scales of the instrument and students' attitudes toward science. Two of the scales were associated with cognitive achievement. This instrument adds to research on teacher-student interactions by focusing on the use of challenging questioning to promote students' creative thinking ability and the use of verbal and nonverbal feedback to enhance students' attitude toward science and their academic achievement outcomes. (Contains 5 tables and 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan