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Klassen, Robert M.; Tze, Virginia M. C.; Betts, Shea M.; Gordon, Kelly A. – Educational Psychology Review, 2011
This review investigates the state of teacher self- and collective efficacy research conducted from 1998 to 2009. Two hundred and eighteen empirical articles published in 1998-2009 were examined for key characteristics and compared to research published in the previous 12 years (i.e., 1986-1997). Results from the review show increases in overall…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Educational Practices, Teacher Characteristics
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Chong, Wan Har; Klassen, Robert M.; Huan, Vivien S.; Wong, Isabella; Kates, Allison Diane – Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The authors explored how prior student achievement, through school types, predicted teacher self- and collective efficacy and perceived academic climate of 222 middle school teachers in Singapore. Teachers assigned to high-track and regular middle schools differed in their perception of self- and collective efficacy to promote organizational…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Klassen, Robert M.; Bong, Mimi; Usher, Ellen L.; Chong, Wan Har; Huan, Vivien S.; Wong, Isabella Y. F.; Georgiou, Tasos – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
The purpose of this article was twofold. The first purpose was to test the validity of the Teachers' Sense of Self-Efficacy Scale (TSES) in five settings--Canada, Cyprus, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. The second purpose was, by extension, to establish the importance of the teacher self-efficacy construct across diverse teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Validity, Teacher Characteristics
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Klassen, Robert M.; Chiu, Ming Ming – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
The authors of this study sought to examine the relationships among teachers' years of experience, teacher characteristics (gender and teaching level), three domains of self-efficacy (instructional strategies, classroom management, and student engagement), two types of job stress (workload and classroom stress), and job satisfaction with a sample…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Teacher Characteristics
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Klassen, Robert M. – Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The aims of the study were to (a) examine the factor structure of measures of teachers' collective efficacy (TCE), job stress, and job satisfaction, and (b) explore the mediating effect of collective efficacy on the relationship between job stress and job satisfaction. The sample consisted of 951 teachers from elementary and secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Discipline
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Klassen, Robert M.; Chiu, Ming Ming – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2011
The purpose of the present study was to explore the occupational commitment and quitting intention of practicing and pre-service teachers. We used a cross-sectional survey design to examine the impact of teachers' self-efficacy, job stress, and contextual factors on occupational commitment and quitting intention of 434 practicing teachers and 379…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Employee Attitudes, Intention, Work Ethic
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Klassen, Robert M.; Usher, Ellen L.; Bong, Mimi – Journal of Experimental Education, 2010
This study examines how teachers' collective efficacy (TCE), job stress, and the cultural dimension of collectivism are associated with job satisfaction for 500 teachers from Canada, Korea (South Korea or Republic of Korea), and the United States. Multigroup path analysis revealed that TCE predicted job satisfaction across settings. Job stress was…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Path Analysis, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Klassen, Robert M.; Foster, Rosemary Y.; Rajani, Sukaina; Bowman, Carley – International Journal of Educational Research, 2009
This article presents a mixed methods examination of teachers' job beliefs in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. In Study 1 we used questionnaires to examine job beliefs for 221 teachers from the Yukon and western Canada. Teachers' self- and collective efficacy and workload stress were lower for Yukon teachers, but levels of overall stress…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Human Geography, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences
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Klassen, Robert M.; Yerdelen, Sündüs; Durksen, Tracy L. – Frontline Learning Research, 2013
The goal of this study was to create and validate a brief multidimensional scale of teacher engagement--the Engaged Teachers Scale (ETS)--that reflects the particular characteristics of teachers' work in classrooms and schools. We collected data from three separate samples of teachers (total N = 810), and followed five steps in developing and…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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Klassen, Robert M. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2010
This study examined the self-efficacy for self-regulated learning of 146 early adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD). Results from the study showed that a 7-item self-regulatory efficacy measure demonstrated factorial invariance for the adolescent sample and also for a validation sample of 208 undergraduates with and without LD.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Early Adolescents, High School Students
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Klassen, Robert M.; Lynch, Shane L. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
This study used qualitative methodology to investigate the self-efficacy beliefs of early adolescents with learning disabilities (LD). We conducted a series of focus group interviews with 28 Grade 8 and 9 students with LD and individual interviews with 7 specialist LD teachers. Content analyses of the student and teacher data resulted in 2 a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Adolescent Attitudes
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Zhang, Xiaozhou; Tze, Virginia M. C.; Buhr, Erin; Klassen, Robert M.; Daniels, Lia M. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
The current study provided evidence for the factor structure of the Academic Expectation Stress Inventory (AESI) in a sample of 213 Mainland Chinese and 184 South Korean high school students. We examined cross-national invariance of the AESI using multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis across two Asian cultural samples. Results suggested a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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Klassen, Robert M.; Chong, Wan Har; Huan, Vivien S.; Wong, Isabella; Kates, Allison; Hannok, Wanwisa – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
A mixed methods approach was used to explore secondary teachers' motivation beliefs in Canada and Singapore. Results from Study 1 revealed that socio-economic status (SES) was the strongest predictor of school climate in Canada, and that collective efficacy mediated the effect of SES on school climate in Singapore, but not in Canada. In Study 2,…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Behavior Problems, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Motivation
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Klassen, Robert M. – Exceptionality Education International, 2008
This article reviews three studies that provide evidence that students with learning disabilities (LD) display optimistic academic self-beliefs, even in the face of relatively poor academic performance. In the first study, a quantitative approach was used to explore the spelling and writing self-efficacy of 133 adolescents with and without LD.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Adolescents, Student Motivation