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Henson, Robin K. – 2001
Founded in social cognitive theory, teachers' self-efficacy beliefs have been repeatedly associated with positive teaching behaviors and student outcomes. However, the concept of teacher efficacy has been complicated by issues related to construct validity and measurement integrity. The study of teacher efficacy now stands on the verge of…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, Research Methodology
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Henson, Robin K.; Bennett, D. Tyson; Sienty, Sara F.; Chambers, Sharon M. – Professional Educator, 2002
Examined a new model of teacher efficacy that proposed to more clearly define important variables and integrate two theoretical traditions. Task analysis and both global and context specific efficacy were measured in emergency certification teachers. Results indicated mixed support for the model with an observed need for measurement precision of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Self Efficacy
Roberts, J. Kyle; Henson, Robin K. – 2001
A promising new teacher self-efficacy instrument, the Ohio State Teacher Efficacy Scale (OSTES) (M. Tschannen-Moran and A. WoolfolkHoy, in press) was critically evaluated regarding its development and submitted to confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Participants were 183 inservice teachers in Texas and Washington, DC, most of whom taught primary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Factor Structure, Teacher Effectiveness
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Henson, Robin K. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2001
Examined the motivational effects of a teacher research initiative within an urban alternative school, studying participating teachers' self-efficacy, empowerment, collaboration, and perceptions of school climate via surveys, interviews, observations, and field notes. Growth occurred in general and personal teaching efficacies from pretest to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Nontraditional Education
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Henson, Robin K.; Kogan, Lori R.; Vacha-Haase, Tammi – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2001
Studied sources of measurement error variance in the Teacher Efficacy Scale (TES) (Gibson and Dembo, 1984). Used reliability generalization to characterize the typical score reliability for the TES and potential sources of measurement error variance across 43 studies. Also examined related instruments for measurement integrity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Generalization, Meta Analysis, Psychometrics
Henson, Robin K.; Bennett, D. Tyson; Sienty, Sarah F.; Chambers, Sharon M. – 2000
While consistently related to positive teacher behaviors and student outcomes, teacher efficacy as a construct is currently the subject of debate. The present study examined a new model of teacher efficacy (Tschannen-Moran, Woolfolk Hoy, & Hoy, 1998) that proposes to more clearly define important variables and integrate two theoretical…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Classroom Techniques, Context Effect, Elementary Secondary Education
Kieffer, Kevin M.; Henson, Robin K. – 2000
This paper describes the development and construct validation of a new instrument of teacher efficacy, the Sources of Self-Efficacy Inventory (SOSI), which was created to address shortcomings in previous measures that purported to measure this construct. Development of the SOSI was based on a model of teacher efficacy posited by M.…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Measures (Individuals)
Henson, Robin K. – 2001
An academic year-long teacher research initiative was implemented in an alternative education school in a large school district in the southwestern United States. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies were used to examine participatory teacher research as an active, collaborative means of professional development for teachers, including its…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Participation
Henson, Robin K. – 2001
This study examined the multivariate relationships between teacher efficacy and task analysis variables as predictors of classroom beliefs about control, focusing on these relationships in preservice teachers. Preservice teachers from a required educational psychology course volunteered to participate in the study. They completed three…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Locus of Control
Roberts, J. Kyle; Henson, Robin K.; Tharp, Barbara Z.; Moreno, Nancy – 2000
Researchers investigated the optimum length of teacher inservice activities where increasing teacher efficacy was the goal. Participants were elementary science teachers from seven teacher enhancement projects conducted from 1992-99. The length breakdown of each program was: 1992--6 weeks; 1994--6 weeks; 1995--4 weeks; 1996--4 weeks; 1997--4…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
Henson, Robin K.; Kogan, Lori R.; Vacha-Haase, Tammi – 2000
Teacher efficacy has proven to be an important variable in teacher effectiveness. It is consistently related to positive teaching behaviors and student outcomes. However, the measurement of this construct is the subject of current debate, which includes critical examination of predominant instruments used to assess teacher efficacy. The present…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Generalization, Measurement Techniques, Meta Analysis
Henson, Robin K.; Stephens, Jennifer; Grant, Gale S. – 1999
Despite a clear relationship between feedback in experiential settings and heightened efficacy, it is unclear whether general feedback occurring outside purely experiential settings impacts preservice teachers' self-efficacy. This study investigated the relationship between self-efficacy in preservice teachers and simple but salient feedback from…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Roberts, J. Kyle; Henson, Robin K. – 2000
This paper introduces a new self-efficacy instrument for science teachers and presents confirmatory factor analysis results for 247 elementary school teachers. Building on previous research on the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI) (I. Riggs and L. Enochs, 1990), the new instrument, the Self-Efficacy Teaching and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Measures (Individuals)
Henson, Robin K.; Chambers, Sharon M. – 2002
This study examined the personality types of emergency certification teachers as predictors of classroom management and self-efficacy beliefs. Participants were 120 teachers pursuing teacher certification through an emergency permit teacher education program at a mid-sized Texas university. They all held at least a Bachelor's degree, were in their…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Extraversion Introversion
Chambers, Sharon M.; Henson, Robin K.; Sienty, Sarah F. – 2001
This study explored the personality types of beginning emergency permit teachers to determine whether those pursuing alternative certification displayed patterns in personality type. It also investigated the predictive relationship between personality types and teachers' beliefs concerning control in classroom management. Participants were 120…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education