A Rasch analysis of the Teachers Music Confidence Scale

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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: Comparative Perspectives. 8 (2), pp. 260-269.
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A Rasch analysis of the Teachers Music Confidence Scale

ERA Journal ID20031
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsYim, Hoi Yin Bonnie (Author), Abd-El-Fattah, Sabry (Author) and Lee, Lai Wan Maria (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
Journal Citation8 (2), pp. 260-269
Number of Pages10
Year2007
PublisherAustralia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1443-1475
2202-493X
Web Address (URL)http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/education/iej/articles/v8n2/Yim/paper.pdf
Abstract

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.

Keywordsmusic education, early childhood education, confidence, in-service and pre-service teachers, Rasch analysis
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390302. Early childhood education
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Contact email: Hoi.Yim@usq.edu.au. Author version not held.

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of South Australia
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