English title: Teacher self-efficacy in cross-national perspective

Author(s): Svenja Vieluf - Mareike Kunter - F.J.R. van de Vijver -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013


In the present study, teacher self-efficacy was examined in a cross-national setting. The cross-national generalizability of the scale and the meaning of cross-national variation in mean scores were investigated. Using data from TALIS involving 73,100 teachers in 23 countries, teacher self-efficacy was shown to have a similar unifactorial structure and equivalent positive correlations with teaching practices and job satisfaction across countries. At the country level, significant correlations were only found for job satisfaction; in addition, teacher self-efficacy was related to collectivism, modesty, and extremity scoring. Thus, mean score differences between countries mainly reflect cultural value orientations and response styles.

Volume: 35

Issue: 0

From page no: 92

To page no: 103

Refereed: Yes


Journal: Teaching and Teacher Education : An International Journal of Research and Studies