Psychometric Properties and Rasch Validation of the Teachers’ Version of the Perception of Resources Questionnaire

Ghaleb H. Alnahdi, Janka Goldan, Susanne Schwab

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Abstract

Research indicates that the perception of available resources is a key factor for the implementation of inclusive education. Regarding the teachers, a relatively high level of perceived personnel and physical resources is associated with more positive attitudes toward inclusive education and experiencing a higher level of self-efficacy. Thus, this study aims to examine the psychometric properties of the teacher version of the Perceptions of Resources Questionnaire (PRQ-T). Data were collected from a sample of 1,078 in-service teachers in Austria. Different statistical analyses were used, including Rasch analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. The results indicated good psychometric properties of the PRQ-T regarding internal consistency measured by person separation index (PSI) and construct validity by both confirmatory factor analysis and the Rasch analysis. Moreover, the findings supported that the PRQ-T is a two-factor scale to measure teachers' perceptions of personnel and physical resources in inclusive education. Further studies with different samples are necessary to confirm the findings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number633801
Number of pages10
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2021

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 503034 Inclusive education

Keywords

  • Austria
  • Rasch analysis
  • confirmatory factor analysis
  • inclusive education
  • resources in schools
  • validation

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