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Implementing Assessment Policy: Considering the Bifactor Teachers' Satisfaction Criterion

Nordin, Mohamad Sahari and Tunku Ahmad, Tunku Badariah and Ibrahim, Mohd Burhan and Abu Libdeh, Enas Saied (2019) Implementing Assessment Policy: Considering the Bifactor Teachers' Satisfaction Criterion. Universal Journal of Educational Research 7(10A): 35-41, 7 (10A). pp. 35-41. ISSN 2332-3205 E-ISSN 2332-3213

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The study examined teachers’ general satisfaction and specific satisfactions in implementing assessment policy. First it confirmed the validity of a four-factor teacher’s satisfaction construct. Next it identified the best-fitting measure of teacher’s satisfaction among four theoretically viable measures, namely a uni-dimension satisfaction construct, four-factor construct, second-order factor construct, and a bi-factor measure that comprised general and specifics factors. Finally, the study tested whether teachers’ agreement with the implementation of nation-wide assessment policy related to the best-fitting satisfaction model, which was the bi-factor model. A total of 2,374 teachers nested in 300 randomly selected schools in Malaysia were surveyed using a 15-item instrument. The results supported the hypotheses that the four-factor measure was adequate to explain the variability of teachers’ responses to the satisfaction items, the bi-factor model was the best-fitting model, and teachers’ endorsement of the implementation of assessment policy supported the teachers’ general satisfaction, satisfaction towards workload, and satisfaction towards pay and benefits.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 78978/6516
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teacher’s Satisfaction, Bi-factor Model, Assessment Policy, Policy Implementation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 10:23
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2021 22:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78978

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