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ERIC Number: EJ924246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses of the Multicultural Teaching Scale
Yang, Yan; Montgomery, Diane
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v29 n3 p261-272 Jun 2011
The ongoing conceptual controversy of cultural competence for preservice teachers led to the current study that explored the underlying structure of cultural competence through exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis methods. A total of 793 preservice teachers from two large Midwestern universities completed the Multicultural Teaching Scale. Results of EFAs supported a two-factor solution of cultural competence: "praxis" and "knowledge." The final model derived from EFA yielded a 28-item two-factor model that fits the data, where X[superscript 2]/df = 2.50, comparative fit index = 0.91, Tucker-Lewis index = 0.91, and root mean square error of approximation = 0.06. The model comparison results suggested that the two-factor model from the current study was the best fit for the data. These findings indicate a more parsimonious model of cultural competence and suggest that the current MTS structure should be revised to more accurately reflect the structure of cultural competence for preservice teachers. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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