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ERIC Number: EJ768483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Reconsidering the Measurement of Teacher Power Use in the College Classroom
Schrodt, Paul; Witt, Paul L.; Turman, Paul D.
Communication Education, v56 n3 p308-332 Jul 2007
Three studies were conducted to (a) re-examine the internal properties of Roach's Power Base Measure (PBM), (b) test the PBM for measurement invariance across different samples, and (c) develop an alternative measure of observable teacher behaviors that communicate power in the classroom. Results of Studies 1 and 2 provide some support for the PBM, as confirmatory factor analyses supported the hypothesized item loadings for each dimension and demonstrated strong metric invariance. Aggregate scores for each dimension of the PBM, however, produced poor model fit when hypothesized to represent the latent construct of teacher power. Results of Study 3 yielded a new measure of teacher power, the Teacher Power Use Scale. Validity estimates for both measures are offered, and theoretical implications are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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