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Rasch Analysis of the Japanese Version of Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices Scale : Scale Unidimensionality (2020)


Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.; Yada, Akie (2020). Rasch Analysis of the Japanese Version of Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices Scale : Scale Unidimensionality. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1725. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01725


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All authors or editors: Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.; Yada, Akie

Journal or series: Frontiers in Psychology

eISSN: 1664-1078

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 11

Article number: 1725

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01725

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71644


Abstract

This study aimed to examine the construct validity of the Japanese version of the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices (TEIP) scale. The sample consisted of 250 teachers in Japan. Rasch analysis was used to examine the psychometric properties of the scale. Results did not support the 18-item Japanese version of the TEIP scale as a unidimensional scale for measuring TEIP. However, they do support the final 14-item Japanese version of the TEIP scale as a unidimensional scale for measuring TEIP. Four items were removed from the original 18-item scale (items 12, 8, 5, and 3) for violation of the local independency assumption. No item with differential item functioning (DIF) was detected. Only one item (item 18) was rescored to solve a threshold disorder. Further studies with different samples are warranted to confirm the study findings.


Keywords: special education (upbringing); inclusion; educational methods; practice; teachers; self-efficacy; Rasch model

Free keywords: inclusive education; Japan; Rasch analysis; TEIP


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