An Integrated Scale for Measuring Teachers’ Protective Factors of Resilience: Factorial Structure, Validity and Reliability Issues (72601)

Session Information: Concerns & Students Perceptions in Education
Session Chair: Maria Platsidou

Thursday, 21 September 2023 10:45
Session: Session 1
Room: Sant Sebastia
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

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Given that existing relevant scales exclude some critical protective resilience factors, a new, more comprehensive scale was designed and tested. To this end, two studies were carried out.
In Study 1, 407 primary school teachers were tested with the new scale, the Teachers’ Protective Factors of Resilience Scale (TPFRS). Similar scales, such as the Multidimensional Teachers’ Resilience Scale (Mansfield & Wosnitza, 2015) and the Teachers’ Resilience Scale (Daniilidou & Platsidou, 2018), were used to test the convergent validity, while the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (Tchannen-Moran & Woolfolk-Hoy, 2001) were used to assess the discriminant validity of the new scale. Confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory analysis revealed that the TPFRS assesses six personal and environmental protective resilience factors: values and beliefs (5 items, α=.88), emotional and behavioral adequacy (6 items, α=.74), physical well-being (3 items, α=.68), relationships within the school environment, (6 items, α=.73) relationships outside the school environment (5 items, α=.84), and the legislative framework of education (4 items, α=.83). Results show that it presents a satisfactory convergent and discriminant validity. Study 2, in which 964 primary and secondary school teachers were tested, confirmed the factorial structure of the TPFRS as well as its discriminant validity which was tested with the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale-Short Form. In conclusion, our results showed that the TPFRS is a new multi-dimensional instrument valid for assessing teachers' protective factors of resilience and it can be safely used in future research and interventions in the teaching profession.

Maria Platsidou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Athena Daniilidou, University of Macedonia, Greece

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Maria Platsidou is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at University of Macedonia in Greece

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00