Issues in Language Teaching, Volume (2), No (2), Year (2013-12) , Pages (1-26)

Title : ( Construction, Validation, and Application of a Teacher Status Scale (TSS): A Case of Iranian Junior High School Teachers )

Authors: Reza Pishghadam , fahime sabouri ,

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The role of teachers in the educational context could go beyond simply teaching the subject matter. It is not uncommon for some students to be greatly influenced by certain teachers and even considering them as their role models. An interesting and novel way of inferring the impact a teacher has on the students is through revealing the status of the teacher as perceived by the students. The present study pursued two goals: first, to construct and validate a teacher status scale (TSS); and second, to reveal the relative status of English language teachers as compared to other school teachers in students’ perceptions. Regarding the first goal, an 18-item teacher status scale was designed and, using the data collected from 200 students, its construct validity was substantiated through Rasch model. As for the second goal, 650 junior high school students rated their 300 teachers. The data was then analyzed using Chi-square test. In addition, 135 students participated in short interviews and a total of 530-minute recording of the interviews constituted the qualitative data. Based on the results, English teachers were found out to have the highest status of all school teachers as perceived by the students. Finally, statistical results were discussed, and implications were provided for English language teaching in the formal context of education.

Keywords

, Teacher status, Rasch model, validation, English language
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@article{paperid:1042146,
author = {Pishghadam, Reza and Sabouri, Fahime},
title = {Construction, Validation, and Application of a Teacher Status Scale (TSS): A Case of Iranian Junior High School Teachers},
journal = {Issues in Language Teaching},
year = {2013},
volume = {2},
number = {2},
month = {December},
issn = {2322-3715},
pages = {1--26},
numpages = {25},
keywords = {Teacher status; Rasch model; validation; English language teacher},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Construction, Validation, and Application of a Teacher Status Scale (TSS): A Case of Iranian Junior High School Teachers
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%A Sabouri, Fahime
%J Issues in Language Teaching
%@ 2322-3715
%D 2013

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