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ERIC Number: EJ1147409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Measuring Efficacy Sources: Development and Validation of the Sources of Teacher Efficacy Questionnaire (STEQ) for Chinese Teachers
Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng; Zhou, Mingming; Teo, Timothy; Nie, Youyan
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n7 p756-769 Aug 2017
The aim of the current study is to develop and validate an instrument to measure the four sources of teacher efficacy among Chinese primary school teachers. A 26-item Sources of Teacher Efficacy Questionnaire (STEQ) was proposed with four subscales: mastery experience, vicarious experience, social persuasion, and physiological arousal. The results supported the hypothesized four-factor structure of the STEQ. Scores from all the four factors of the STEQ had strong significant correlations with the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES), which showed the criterion-related validity of the STEQ. Further, scores of all four sources significantly predicted teacher efficacy scores, among which social persuasion was the strongest predictor. This study contributes to the self-efficacy literature by providing researchers with an instrument for examining the various facets of teacher efficacy. The findings can inform school principals and teacher educators, enabling them to facilitate a school culture and teaching environment that cultivates a greater sense of teacher efficacy and, in turn, better teaching performance.
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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: Macau
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