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ERIC Number: EJ876997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Measuring the Psychosocial Characteristics of Teacher Candidates through the Academic Self-Identity: Self-Observation Yearly (ASI SOY) Inventory
Flores, Belinda Bustos; Clark, Ellen Riojas; Guerra, Norma S.; Casebeer, Cindy M.; Sanchez, Serafin V.; Mayall, Hayley J.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v32 n1 p136-163 2010
This study contends that multiple psychosocial factors mediate students' pursuit of the teaching profession, including beliefs, ethnic identity, acculturation, efficacy, and motivation. Despite the myriad literature addressing teacher characteristics, less is known about how these factors influence the academic or personal development of teacher candidates preparing to teach in diverse classrooms. The authors examined the psychometric properties of the Academic Self-Identity: Self-Observation Yearly (ASI SOY), specifically developed to measure teacher candidates' psychosocial characteristics. A total of 670 ASI SOY inventories were collected from teacher candidates attending a Hispanic-serving institution. It was found that the ASI SOY is reliable and valid for measuring four out of five proposed constructs. ASI SOY may be useful in identifying the academic, personal, and professional development characteristics of teacher candidates. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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