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ERIC Number: EJ825279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-1
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Reliability and Factor Analyses of a Teacher Efficacy Scale for Nigerian Secondary School Teachers
Faleye, Bamidele Abiodun
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v6 n3 p823-846 Dec 2008
Introduction: The suitability of 52 items for measuring Teacher Efficacy was investigated with the aim of developing and validating a Teacher Efficacy Scale (TES) for Nigerian secondary school teachers. Method: The TES was administered on 2400 teachers (mean age = 36.75 years). Data were subjected to factor and reliability analyses. Results: Twenty-eight items were dropped, resulting in the retention of 24 items on the final version. The instrument had a Cronbach's Alpha and Split-half reliability coefficients of 0.88 and 0.90 respectively. Exploratory Factor Analysis revealed that the items on the final version of TES loaded on two factors, which accounted for 46.40% of the total scale variance. They are "efficacy to influence students' learning" (Cronbach's Alpha = 0.86), and "efficacy to enlist parental support in students' learning" (Cronbach's Alpha = 0.72). Conclusion: It was concluded that the 24-item TES in its present form was capable of effectively measuring TE among secondary school teachers. (Contains 9 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Efficacy Scale