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ERIC Number: EJ1090832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2295-3159
Measuring Teacher Engagement: Development of the Engaged Teachers Scale (ETS)
Klassen, Robert M.; Yerdelen, Sündüs; Durksen, Tracy L.
Frontline Learning Research, v1 n2 p33-52 2013
The goal of this study was to create and validate a brief multidimensional scale of teacher engagement--the Engaged Teachers Scale (ETS)--that reflects the particular characteristics of teachers' work in classrooms and schools. We collected data from three separate samples of teachers (total N = 810), and followed five steps in developing and validating the ETS. The result of our scale development was a 16-item, 4-factor scale of teacher engagement that shows evidence of reliability, validity, and practical usability for further research. The four factors of the ETS consist of: cognitive engagement, emotional engagement, social engagement: students, and social engagement: colleagues. The ETS was found to correlate positively with a frequently used work engagement measure (the UWES) and to be positively related to, but empirically distinct from, a measure of teachers' self-efficacy (the TSES). Our key contribution to the measurement of teacher engagement is the novel inclusion of social engagement with students as a key component of overall engagement at work for teachers. We propose that social engagement should be considered in future iterations of work engagement measures in a range of settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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