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ERIC Number: ED464106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-5
Pages: 12
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A Follow-Up Study of "Teacher Beliefs Survey": A Psychometric Investigation of the Instrument and Its Educational Implications.
Benjamin, Jane; Petersen, Naomi Jeffery; Sink, Chris; Walker, Brenda
The construct validity of the revised Teacher Beliefs Survey (TBS) (S. Woolley and A. Woolley, 1999) was examined, and the populations that can use this instrument reliably were explored in this study. The TBS was designed to identify the dimensions of classroom practices. The revised instrument, which contained additional subscale items, was administered to 446 educators from preschool through grade 12, including preservice and inservice teachers, classroom and non-classroom noncertified staff, support personnel, administrators, and volunteers. The results show a different structure of the TBS within different subgroups, suggesting that the different subgroups interpreted the items differently. Males and females also tended to interpret the items differently, and educators in different phases of professional development (preservice or inservice) had different perceptions of their teaching. The study recommends further refinement of the instrument for increased construct validity. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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