A Study on Construction of Preschool Educators’ Work Passion Scale (75397)

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Wednesday, 22 November 2023 15:45
Session: Poster
Room: Orion Hall
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation

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Preschool educators play a significant role in educational settings from being responsible for the care and education of young children as well as providing support to students with special needs. Therefore, their passion and level of engagement have a direct impact on teaching. The present study aimed to construct a scale for measuring preschool educators’ work passion and analyze the scale's reliability and validity. Firstly, the definition and essence of work passion were explored for the fundamental basis for scale construction. Based on the literature review, work passion consisted of three dimensions: “reaching full potential,” “job commitment,” and “job satisfaction.” Subsequently, a sample of 300 preschool educators were randomly selected for the survey research.
The item analysis indicated that the composite reliability values (CR) for all 19 items exceeded 3 as favorable item discrimination. Next, factor analysis was conducted on a single factor for examining factor loadings ranging from .48 to .83. Items with factor loadings below 0.5 were removed. To ascertain model fit, the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted as the final step. The absolute fit indices, incremental fit indices, and parsimonious fit indices for the 19 items in this study all met the criteria for the acceptable fit. Hence, the preschool educators’ work passion scale with 19 items constructed in this study indicated a considerable level of reliability and validity.

Yu-Yun Chou, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Liang-Chen Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
I am CHOU, YU-YUN, a graduate student in Early Childhood Education at National Tsing Hua University. My research focuses on examining teachers’ work passion. I'm currently researching what motivates teachers and their impact on educational outcomes.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00