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Construction and validation of a survey instrument to determine the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers

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Cruickshank, V and Pedersen, S and Hill, A and Callingham, R, Construction and validation of a survey instrument to determine the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers, International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38, (2) pp. 184-199. ISSN 1743-727X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Taylor and Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/1743727X.2014.914165

Abstract

The gender-related challenges facing males entering the primary-school teaching profession have been well documented in the academic literature over recent decades. The majority of these data have come about through qualitative reports. Whilst qualitative methods provide important perspectives into these issues, the use of valid and reliable quantitative survey tools has received less attention. This paper discusses the construction, piloting, and subsequent tests for reliability and validity involved in developing a robust survey tool to measure the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers during their university study and professional experience in schools. Utilizing Senocak's four stages of survey development and Rasch modelling techniques, data analysis showed high levels of validity and reliability for the survey tool.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:male primary teachers, survey research, construction, validation, Rasch modelling
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
Author:Pedersen, S (Dr Scott Pedersen)
Author:Hill, A (Dr Allen Hill)
Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:92321
Year Published:2015 (online first 2014)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-06-13
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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