Psychometric Characteristics of Persian Prescription of Discipline Self-efficacy Scale (DES) in Schools' Teachers

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The aim of the present research was to study the psychometric characteristics of discipline self-efficacy scale in schools' teachers. To do this, 180 teachers (77 females and 103 males) from khaf schools were selected in cluster sampling method and completed discipline self-efficacy scale and general self-efficacy questionnaire of Schwarzer and Jerosalem. Factor analysis, Cronbach alpha coefficient and Pearson correlation methods were used to analyze data. Exploratory factor analysis showed that this scale was saturated by two factors including teaching discipline efficacy and personal discipline efficacy. Also, confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the model fitness and the structure of items' internal relationships. The reliability of discipline self-efficacy scale obtained 0.79 for the whole of scale and each of the subscales including teaching discipline efficacy 0.701 and personal discipline efficacy 0.698 by Cronbach alpha coefficient which showed the high capability of instruments. Finally, it can be said that discipline self-efficacy scale in schools' teachers had acceptable psychometric characteristics and it can be used as a reliable instrument in psychological researches


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