MEASURING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINEE SELF-EFFICACY

Adam B. Lockwood, John R McClure, Karen A Sealander, Courtney N. Baker

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Abstract

There is an ever-increasing need for school psychology training programs to demonstrate their ability to produce competent practitioners. One method of addressing this need is through the assessment of self-efficacy. However, little research on self-efficacy in school psychology exists likely due to the lack of a psychometrically sound measure of this construct. To address this gap, we examined the construct validity of the Huber Inventory of Self-Efficacy for School Psychologists Research Version (HIS-SP-RV), a preexisting measure of self-efficacy, with a sample of 520 school psychology graduate students. Results suggest that the HIS-SP-RV is not a valid measure of trainee self-efficacy. We then created and conducted a psychometric evaluation of a shortened measure, the Huber Inventory of Trainee Self-Efficacy (HITS). Results supported the validity of a five-factor model. Implications for the use of the HITS for program evaluation, to improve trainee competence, and for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-670
Number of pages16
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Aptitude
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Reproducibility of Results
Mental Competency
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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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MEASURING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINEE SELF-EFFICACY. / Lockwood, Adam B.; McClure, John R; Sealander, Karen A; Baker, Courtney N.

In: Psychology in the Schools, Vol. 54, No. 6, 01.07.2017, p. 655-670.

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Lockwood, Adam B. ; McClure, John R ; Sealander, Karen A ; Baker, Courtney N. / MEASURING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINEE SELF-EFFICACY. In: Psychology in the Schools. 2017 ; Vol. 54, No. 6. pp. 655-670.
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