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ERIC Number: EJ767719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Teacher and Collective Efficacy Beliefs as Predictors of Professional Commitment
Ware, Herbert; Kitsantas, Anastasia
Journal of Educational Research, v100 n5 p303-310 May-Jun 2007
The authors sought to determine whether teacher and collective efficacy beliefs predict commitment to the teaching profession. The participants were 26,257 teachers and 6,711 principals who responded to the public school teacher and principal questionnaires of the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (U.S. Department of Education, 2005). The authors developed 2 teacher efficacy scales, a collective teacher efficacy scale, and a teacher professional commitment scale. The scales showed sufficient construct validity and reliability. Findings supported the hypotheses that the scales would significantly predict teacher professional commitment. Given the teacher turnover rate, the present findings are significant for retaining teachers in the profession. Educational implications are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Efficacy Scale