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Teacher change beliefs: validating a scale with structural equation modelling

Kin, Tai Mei and Abdull Kareem, Omar and Nordin, Mohamad Sahari and Bing, Khuan Wai (2014) Teacher change beliefs: validating a scale with structural equation modelling. School Leadership & Management: Formerly School Organisation . pp. 1-34. ISSN 1363-2434

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Abstract

The objectives of the study were to validate a substantiated Teacher Change Beliefs Model (TCBM) and an instrument to identify critical components of teacher change beliefs (TCB) in Malaysian secondary schools. Five different pilot test approaches were applied to ensure the validity and reliability of the instrument. A total of 936 teachers from 47 high-performing secondary schools completed the survey. Structural equation modelling was applied to test the models. Exploratory factor analysis was employed to identify the underlying factors, whereas confirmatory factor analysis was applied to test the measurement models. The analysis yielded a three-factor TCBM: (1) discrepancy, (2) efficacy and (3) principal support. The results demonstrated a good fit of the model: normed χ2 = 3.156, Tucker-Lewis Fix Index = .987, Comparative Fix Index = .991 and Root Mean Square Error of Approximation = .048. The results also provided evidence for convergent validity, discriminant validity and construct reliability. The TCBM is an empirically tested model derived in a local Malaysian cultural education setting. It provides direction for practitioners in planning and designing training programmes of change management for school principals in the enhancement of TCB among teachers in schools. Besides, Teacher Change Beliefs Scale is a promising and welcome tool for both practitioners and researchers. With only nine items, it is easy to administer and not time-consuming

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6516/41479
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher change beliefs; discrepancy; efficacy; principal support; school reform; structural equation modelling
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801 School administration and organization
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 16:34
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 16:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41479

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