ERIC Number: EJ1171618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Psychometric Properties of an Instrument to Measure Social and Pedagogical School Climate among Teachers (PESOC)
Hultin, H.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Eichas, K.; Karlberg, M.; Grosin, L.; Galanti, M. R.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v62 n2 p287-306 2018
This study investigated the psychometric properties of a teacher-reported version of a Swedish school climate instrument called the Pedagogical and Social Climate (PESOC), which consists of 95 items covering cultural, structural and social factors. A sample of 348 teachers from 19 Swedish secondary schools was used. Multilevel confirmatory factor analysis conducted within a structural equation modelling framework indicated that the PESOC had a two-factor structure at the teacher level and a one-factor at the school level. The PESOC's convergent validity was supported by the school-level correlations between PESOC and another established instrument (i.e., the Team Climate Inventory). Further validation studies of PESOC are needed with larger, more representative samples, and with information on important outcomes such as student achievement and wellbeing.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Educational Environment, Secondary School Teachers, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Correlation, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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