Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie and Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry and Lee, Lai Wan Maria (2007) A Rasch analysis of the Teachers Music Confidence Scale. International Education Journal, 8 (2). pp. 260-269. ISSN 1443-1475
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This article presents a new measure of teachers’ confidence to conduct musical activities with young children; Teachers Music Confidence Scale (TMCS). The TMCS was developed using a sample of 284 in-service and pre-service early childhood teachers in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region(HKSAR). The TMCS consisted of 10 musical activities. Teachers rated their confidence levels to conduct each activity on a scale from 1 (Not confident at all) to 5 (Very confident). An exploratory factor analysis retained a 10-item single factor that was replicated using confirmatory factor analysis procedures. All items of the TMCS fitted the Rasch model adequately.In-service teachers showed higher confidence levels to conduct several musical activities with young children than pre-service teachers. Implications of these findings for measuring teachers’ confidence to conduct musical activities with young children were discussed.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Contact email: Hoi.Yim@usq.edu.au. Author version not held.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||music education, early childhood education, confidence, in-service and pre-service teachers, Rasch analysis|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators|
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development|
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
|Deposited On:||13 May 2010 15:03|
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