ERIC Number: EJ1093842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Examining the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale at the Item Level with Rasch Measurement Model
Chang, Mei-Lin; Engelhard, George, Jr.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v34 n2 p177-191 Apr 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the psychometric quality of the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) with data collected from 554 teachers in a U.S. Midwestern state. The many-facet Rasch model was used to examine several potential contextual influences (years of teaching experience, school context, and levels of emotional exhaustion) on item functioning within the TSES. Results suggest that although TSES items are rather easy for teachers to endorse, sufficient variance in the item endorsement hierarchy of the scale exists to support the validity of score interpretations. The items are invariant across years of teaching experience or school locations, but not invariant across levels of emotional exhaustion.
Descriptors: Models, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Item Response Theory, Item Analysis, Psychometrics, Teaching Experience, Emotional Experience, Difficulty Level, Test Format, Goodness of Fit, School Location, Predictor Variables, Online Surveys, Self Concept Measures, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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