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ERIC Number: EJ1105299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Developing a Scale for Perceptions of Competency in Teaching Quality
Tasci, Guntay; Atar, Burcu
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n4 p878-885 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a measurement instrument for determining pre-service teachers' perceptions of competency in providing quality teaching. The initial phase of the instrument was consisted of 54 items that were composed based on theory and literature. The initial form was applied to 232 pre-service teachers. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted on the data obtained from those students. The results of EFA showed that the scale has 5-factor construct with 30 items. In order to obtain evidence of construct validity for 5-factor scale, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted for the data collected from another group of 617 pre-service teachers. Regarding the fit indices and the modification indices obtained from the CFA, the final form was constructed. Cronbach's alpha and McDonald's omega reliability coefficients were calculated as approximately 0.931 and 0.953, respectively in the final form with 22 items. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the scale developed is capable of exhibiting pre-service teachers' perceptions of self-competency in providing quality teaching in a valid and reliable manner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey