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Frontiers of Education in China

Front. Educ. China    2020, Vol. 15 Issue (2) : 332-368     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11516-020-0015-7
Research article
Efficacy Perceptions of Preservice and Inservice Teachers in China: Insights Concerning Culture and Measurement
MA Kang1, Robert TREVETHAN2()
1. Department of Education, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
2. Independent academic researcher and author, Albury, NSW 2640, Australia
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Abstract

This study comprises the second stage of a research program in which sense of efficacy for teaching (SET) was investigated in Chinese mainland preservice and inservice teachers (PSTs and ISTs, respectively). Scores on SET were calculated and described, and SET comparisons were made between and within PSTs and ISTs. Relative to PSTs, ISTs had higher SET; within both the PSTs and IST samples there were no gender differences; but among ISTs there were some associations of SET with years of teaching, teacher roles, and whether the schools were categorized as advanced or standard. Tentative comparisons are drawn concerning SET in Chinese and Western contexts, and recommendations are made concerning effective measurement of teacher sense of efficacy in China and elsewhere.

Keywords teacher sense of efficacy (TSE)      teacher self-efficacy      teacher efficacy      Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES)      China     
Issue Date: 10 July 2020
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MA Kang,Robert TREVETHAN. Efficacy Perceptions of Preservice and Inservice Teachers in China: Insights Concerning Culture and Measurement[J]. Front. Educ. China, 2020, 15(2): 332-368.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fed/EN/Y2020/V15/I2/332
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