American Journal of Scientific Research, ( ISI ), Volume (82), No (12), Year (2012-12) , Pages (113-125)

Title : ( Designing and Validating a Comprehensive Scale of English Language Teachers’ Attributes and Establishing its Relationship with Achievement )

Authors: Ebrahim Khodadady , Zohre Ghallasi Fakhrabadi , hoda kananazar ,

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The study explored whether a comprehensive and valid scale could be designed to measure English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ attributes. To this end, the literature was reviewed and a fairly large number of teacher evaluation forms were consulted to create a pool of 147 indicators. The removal of redundant and inappropriate indicators as well as accommodating suggestions made by education authorities resulted in the development of a 102-item English Language Teachers’ Attribute Scale (ELTAS). The administration of the scale to 1328 female grade three high school students in Mashhad, Iran, and applying the Principal Axis Factoring to the data and rotating the extracted latent variables (LVs) via Varimax with Kaiser Normalization showed that it contains eight factors, i.e., Qualified, Social, Stimulating, Organized, Proficient, Humanistic, Self-Confident, and Lenient. Statistical analyses indicated that not only the ELTAS itself but also its underlying factors were reliable. The highest correlations obtained between the LVs show that Qualified EFL teachers are Stimulating, Organized and Proficient while Social EFL teachers are Humanistic and Lenient. The results also show that EFL achievement correlates the highest with Lenient LV. The findings are discussed and suggestions are made for future research.

Keywords

, Foreign language, attributes, achievement, teacher
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@article{paperid:1032552,
author = {Khodadady, Ebrahim and Ghallasi Fakhrabadi, Zohre and Kananazar, Hoda},
title = {Designing and Validating a Comprehensive Scale of English Language Teachers’ Attributes and Establishing its Relationship with Achievement},
journal = {American Journal of Scientific Research},
year = {2012},
volume = {82},
number = {12},
month = {December},
issn = {2301-2005},
pages = {113--125},
numpages = {12},
keywords = {Foreign language; attributes; achievement; teacher effectiveness},
}

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%T Designing and Validating a Comprehensive Scale of English Language Teachers’ Attributes and Establishing its Relationship with Achievement
%A Khodadady, Ebrahim
%A Ghallasi Fakhrabadi, Zohre
%A Kananazar, Hoda
%J American Journal of Scientific Research
%@ 2301-2005
%D 2012

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