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ERIC Number: EJ1170604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Development of a Teacher Scale to Measure Presence and Frequency of Students' Resistance Behaviours
Sari, Mediha
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v6 n2 p226-234 2018
Student resistance, which can briefly be defined as the tendency to resist teaching activities, is student's reacting to the teaching-learning activities, teachers, or administrators knowingly and wilfully, many times intentionally in various ways. Resistance behaviours, which could be considered as the outpouring of the anger created by the people or cases, have serious effects on the student's academic and social development. Therefore, it is important to struggle with them in an effective way. The first step of this struggle is surely identification of students' resistance behaviours. This study derives from the need for an instrument that can be used to measure students' resistance behaviours at school according to teachers' views. The study was conducted with 375 teachers from six primary schools and six secondary schools. Data were subjected to explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis, which created a 25-item four-factor structure. These factors are "Resistance to Teacher Authority", "Hostile Attitudes towards the Teacher" "Continuous Anger", and "Passive Resistance". Analysis results indicate Student Resistance Behaviours Scale for Teachers (SRBS-T) is a reliable and valid tool to measure student resistance behaviours faced by teachers in their classrooms. While this tool could be used to identify student resistance behaviours encountered at schools according to teachers, other tools could also be developed to measure student resistance according to student views. Therefore, it is recommended to conduct studies that make statistical comparison of student and teacher views about resistance behaviours and to find solutions to the problems related to them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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