Construction of Teachers Beliefs Scale
Teachers' performance is affected by their beliefs in their abilities rather than only having those abilities, such research findings have invigorated researchers' interest in teacher thinking and cognition. A Likert type Teachers Beliefs Scale was constructed in Urdu in this regard, to measure teachers beliefs about teacher efficacy, motivation, and pupil centeredness among school teachers. Factor analysis indicated confirmatory evidence showing a three factor loading on the scale. The 25 item scale has alpha reliability value of .82. ANOVA statistic and subsequent Tukey's Honest significance difference test found teacher efficacy and pupil centeredness dimensions of the scale as more differentiating among subjects than the dimension of motivation. The teacher beliefs scale, at this stage of development is recommended for use as a research instrument in educational research and validity data for various external criterions, to be of interest to the researchers, is solicited.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.