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ERIC Number: EJ1178835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Evaluating the Measuring Properties of the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale in the Chinese Educational System: Implications for Measuring School Leadership
Antoniou, Panayiotis; Lu, Mohan
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v46 n4 p624-641 Jul 2018
During the last 25 years researchers have proposed a number of conceptual frameworks to measure the various functions of instructional leadership. One of the most frequently used frameworks is the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS). Despite the great number of studies employing the PIMRS, evidence for its reliability and validity is relatively limited. In addition, we still do not know much about the extent to which this instrument could be used in diverse demographic and cultural educational settings. This study explores the content, face, and construct validity, reliability and internal consistency of the PIMRS in the Chinese educational system. A total number of 311 teachers from five middle schools in the Haidian District of Beijing participated in the study. The data were analysed using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). On an overall basis the results provided support for the face, content, and construct validity, reliability and internal consistency of the PIMRS. However, six out of the 50 items had to be removed to reach satisfactory fit indices. Implications of the findings in relation to the importance of evaluating the measuring properties of research instruments are discussed and, finally, suggestions for future studies are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
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