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ERIC Number: EJ1023219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Factor Structure of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale for Norwegian School-Age Children Explored with Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Drugli, May Britt; Hjemdal, Odin
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v57 n5 p457-466 2013
The validity of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) was examined in a national sample of 863 Norwegian schoolchildren in grades 1-7 (aged 6-13). The original factor structure of the STRS was tested by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The CFA results did not support the original three-factor structure of the STRS. Subsequent CFA of the short form of the STRS (STRS-SF) supported the shortened version, which contained 15 items and two factors ("closeness" and "conflict"). The concurrent validity of the STRS-SF was also found to be good. This study provides initial support for the factor validity of the STRS-SF for Norwegian children in grades 1-7. This measurement should be useful for both researchers and practitioners who want to assess and evaluate the quality of student-teacher relationships.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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