ERIC Number: EJ1168449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Modification and Validation of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support for Chinese School Teachers
Ho, Sammy K.; Chan, Edmund S.
Cogent Education, v4 n1 Article 1277824 2017
This study aims to investigate the psychometric properties of the revised multidimensional scale of perceived social support (R-MSPSS) for Chinese school teachers. A questionnaire comprising the R-MSPSS and other psychological measures was administered to a sample of 539 school teachers in Hong Kong. A series of confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to examine the construct validity of the Scale. The results indicated a moderate fit of the proposed model with improved fit after covariance of error terms were added. Convergent and discriminant validity of the Scale were assessed by associations with self-esteem and burnout symptoms. The results of most correlations were statistically significant and in predicted directions, which will provide a fertile ground in supporting the use of the R-MSPSS for measuring social support for Hong Kong teachers. Further modifications in differentiating those items for measuring perceived social support from school principal and colleagues are suggested.
Descriptors: Multidimensional Scaling, Social Support Groups, Program Validation, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Psychological Testing, Factor Analysis, Construct Validity, Goodness of Fit, Self Esteem, Teacher Burnout, Correlation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Self Concept Measures, Burnout, Measures (Individuals), Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale; Maslach Burnout Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A