The Teacher Anxiety Scale: The Study of Validity and Reliability

Ornela Bilali

Abstract


Teaching Anxiety Scale developed by Parsons (1973) is still considered the most effective way of measuring Teaching Anxiety, for both pre-service and in-service teachers. The purpose of the present study was to explore the validity and reliability of the Albanian version, of the Teaching Anxiety Scale applied to student teachers. Data in this study were collected from a total number of 92 students enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor study program: "Elementary Teacher" and "Preschool Teacher". Measurements were made at two stages of development Pedagogical Practice. Descriptive statistics, principal component with varimax factor analysis, and Scree Test were used to explore the data analyses. Results revealed that the Albanian version of the Teaching Anxiety Scale had high reliability coefficient which was α = .97 (before practice) and α= .95 (after practice), as estimated by Cronbach alpha coefficient. Factorial analysis found that, items of the teaching anxiety scale yielded a single factor with an eigenvalue of 16.52 and the unifactor solution accounted for 57% of the total variance.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n2p90


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