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Construction and validation of a survey instrument to determine the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 01:29 authored by Vaughan CruickshankVaughan Cruickshank, Scott PedersenScott Pedersen, Hill, A, Rosemary CallinghamRosemary Callingham
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.
Publication titleInternational Journal of Research & Method in Education
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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