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ERIC Number: EJ918980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Variation in the Conduct and the Quality of Self-Evaluations: A Multi-Level Path Analysis
Vanhoof, Jan; De Maeyer, Sven; Van Petegem, Peter
Educational Studies, v37 n3 p277-287 Jul 2011
While self-evaluation leads to valuable results in some schools, it appears that in other schools this is true only to a lesser extent or not at all. This raises the question of how differences in the results of self-evaluations can be explained. This study looks at to what extent the results of self-evaluation are determined by the way in which self-evaluation is conducted, by characteristics relating to the general functioning of the school and by the support which schools enjoy. One thousand seven hundred and eighty-six school principals and team members from 96 schools (primary and secondary) were surveyed by means of a written questionnaire. The data collected were then analysed using multi-level structural equation modelling. The results provide strong empirical evidence that "attitude with regard to self-evaluation", "self-evaluation as a policy action" and "self-evaluation as an act of research" are powerful predictors of the quality of self-evaluations. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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