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A Rasch analysis of the teachers music confidence scale

Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie, Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry and Lee, Lai Wan Maria 2007, A Rasch analysis of the teachers music confidence scale, International education journal, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 260-269.

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Title A Rasch analysis of the teachers music confidence scale
Author(s) Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie
Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry
Lee, Lai Wan Maria
Journal name International education journal
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 260
End page 269
Total pages 10
Publisher Shannon Research Press
Place of publication Australia
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1443-1475
Keyword(s) Music education
early childhood education
confidence
in-service and pre-service teachers
Rasch analysis
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930103 Learner Development
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Shannon Research Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032826

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