ERIC Number: ED450337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Teacher Variance Inventory-IV: Psychometric Properties and Advanced Applications for Use in Consultation.
Winchell, Kristina; Hyman, Irwin
This paper describes the development of the fourth and latest version of the Teacher Variance Inventory-IV (TVI-IV). It was designed to improve the psychometric properties of the TVI and explore other characteristics that enable the TVI to be used for teacher consultation. The TVI-IV is a self-report measure based on Teacher Variance theory, a multidimensional model for consultation and teacher training. It was developed due to the failure of many respondents using TVI-III to demonstrate consistency between their understanding about the cause of specific misbehaviors and the interventions based on their understanding of these causes. The paper also questions whether extensive training in psychological theory affects response styles. TVI-IV response patterns varied when the instrument was administered to psychologists as compared with teachers. Psychologists' results showed less unexplained variance. Although originally developed for pre-service and in-service training of teachers, the TVI-IV's value in consultation is just being understood. The findings regarding psychologists' responses point to various approaches to training in order to enable consultants to offer a broad perspective. Psychologists can employ this eclectic approach to facilitate an understanding of the nature of resistance and subsequently identify appropriate ways to minimize it. Appendix A is "Teacher Variance Inventory-IV." (Contains 2 figures and 18 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (Washington, DC, April 17-21, 2001).