Journal article

The validity of the science teacher efficacy belief instrument (STEBI-B) for postgraduate, pre-service, primary teachers

Eileen Slater, Christina Maria Norris, Julia E Morris

HELIYON | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The STEBI-B (Enoch and Riggs, 1990) has been widely used as a measure of undergraduate primary pre-service teacher self-efficacy since its creation. However, the publication of its use within postgraduate teaching courses has been limited. The postgraduate pre-service teachers (Graduate Diploma and Master of Education students) are a very different population, presenting with more life experience and importantly, more experience in Science. This brings the generalizability of the STEBI-B to this population into question. The validity of the STEBI-B for use with a postgraduate, pre-service teacher population was investigated using a Rasch model analysis. Results support the two-factor structu..

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