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ERIC Number: EJ812621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1387-1579
Students' Perceptions of Science Teachers' Interpersonal Behaviour in Secondary Schools: Development of a Turkish Version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction
Telli, Sibel; den Brok, Perry; Cakiroglu, Jale
Learning Environments Research, v10 n2 p115-129 Jul 2007
The purpose of the study was to investigate the reliability and validity of a Turkish adaptation of an existing instrument for measuring teacher interpersonal behaviour. The Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) maps teacher behaviour in terms of two dimensions: Influence (Dominance-Submission) and Proximity (Cooperation-Opposition). A sample of 674 students from 24 classes (Grades 9-11) of experienced teachers in two Turkish secondary schools participated in the study. Development of the instrument involved several steps: translation and back translation by teacher educators; piloting of different versions while refining the items; interviews with students and teachers to establish the importance of teacher interpersonal behaviour in the Turkish context; and a final administration of the questionnaire to the sample described. Interview data and statistical analyses supported the reliability and validity of the instrument. Turkish teachers were perceived by their students as very cooperative and moderately dominant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction