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ERIC Number: EJ1126292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1710-2146
Development of a Scale for Measuring Teachers' Attitudes toward Students' Inappropriate Behaviour
Malak, Md. Saiful; Sharma, Umesh; Deppeler, Joanne M.
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v13 n2 p1-20 2017
This study aimed at developing a valid and reliable instrument for measuring attitudes of primary schoolteachers toward inappropriate student behaviour. A systematic approach was used to develop the scale. Results provide preliminary evidence that the new instrument (consisting of 13 items on a six-point Likert type scale) meets the standards for reliability. Factor analysis with varimax rotation identified two distinct factors: (1) unproductive behaviour, and (2) aggressive behaviour. The alpha reliability coefficient was found to be 0.91 for the total scale, and 0.92 and 0.75 for first and second subscales respectively. The factor structure was tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), which revealed that with a little modification, the identified model had a good fit for the data as all the key fit indices demonstrate highly accepted values including Goodness-of-Fit Index (GFI)>0.95, Comparative Fit Index (CFI)>0.96, and Root Mean Error of Approximation (RMSEA)<0.05. [Note: Issue number displayed on the PDF (n1) is incorrect. This article was published in v13 n2.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh
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