Pedagogical discontentment and self-efficacy of science teachers

Project

Synopsis

The Science Teachers’ Pedagogical Discontentment (STPD) scale has formerly been developed in the United States and used since 2006. Based on the perceptions of selected teachers, the scale is deeply rooted in the cultural and national standards. Given these limitations, the measurement integrity of its scores has not yet been conclusively established internationally, such as in the Saudi Arabia context. The items of the scale are slightly tailored to make the instrument suitable in the specific context, such as with respect to country-based regulations, reforms, and everyday practices of science teachers and their professional development initiatives. Item-based descriptive statistics, the measure’s factor structure as opposed to its former validity studies, and factor-based reliability scores are investigated in the present report. Thus, this study extends the validity and reliability measures of the instrument to the international scale and further confirms its appropriateness to measure teacher attitudes towards inquiry-based science education initiatives.

Project Publications

Journal Article

2.  Kahveci A, Kahveci M, Mansour N, & Alarfaj MM. (2018). Exploring science teachers’ affective states: Pedagogical discontentment, self-efficacy, intentions to reform, and their relationships. Research in Science Education, 48(6), 1359–1386.

1.  Kahveci M, Kahveci A, Mansour N, & Alarfaj M. (2016). Construct validity and reliability measures of scores from the Science Teachers’ Pedagogical Discontentment (STPD) scale. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 12(3), 549-558.

Conference Paper

1.  Kahveci M, Kahveci A, Mansour N, & Alarfaj MM. (2015). Construct validity and reliability measures of scores from the Science Teachers’ Pedagogical Discontentment (STPD) Scale. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching International Conference (NARST). Chicago, IL, USA. April 11 - 14, 2015.

Project Information

Position

Senior Research Fellows: Kahveci M, Kahveci A, Mansour N, Alarfaj MM

Duration

2013 - 20151

Host Institution

Exeter University and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Funding Institution

Excellence Center for Science and Mathematics Education, King Saud University

Budget

€6,000

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