Teacher self-efficacy in cross-cultural perspective

S. Vieluf, M. Kuenther, F.J.R. van de Vijver

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    In the present study, teacher self-efficacy was examined in a cross-national setting. The cross-national generalizability of the scale and the meaning of cross-national variation in mean scores were investigated. Using data from TALIS involving 73,100 teachers in 23 countries, teacher self-efficacy was shown to have a similar unifactorial structure and equivalent positive correlations with teaching practices and job satisfaction across countries. At the country level, significant correlations were only found for job satisfaction; in addition, teacher self-efficacy was related to collectivism, modesty, and extremity scoring. Thus, mean score differences between countries mainly reflect cultural value orientations and response styles.
    Keywords: Teacher self-efficacy, Cross-national, Structural equivalence, Cultural values, Response styles
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)92-103
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education: An international journal of Research and Studies
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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