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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(2): 140-147 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.2.856

An Investigating the Crucial Factors of Teachers‟ Efficacy from the Taiwanese School Member‟s Perspective

Mingchang Wu and Marsono

Abstract—The objectives of this study was to investigated in-depth understanding of teachers’ efficacy by identifying the structural relationship of factors that influence teachers’ efficacy in terms of principal’s leadership, organizational commitment, social support, and psychological capital. A quantitative research design was conducted within purposive sampling method were used for data gathered from 204 high school teachers in Taiwan. The validated paper-pencil based questionnaires were employed in the study and analyzed undertaking descriptive analysis, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and structural equation modeling (SEM). Findings revealed that both principals’ leadership and social support played a crucial role as a mediating factor that highly contributed to organizational commitment in enhancing teachers’ efficacy. Finally, some suggestions were proposed for future research bridging theoretical and practical understandings of the formation and improvement of teachers’ efficacy.

Index Terms—Organizational commitment, principals’ leadership, psychological capital, social support, teachers’ efficacy.

The authors are with the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, the Department of Graduate School of Vocational and Technology Education, 123 University Rd. Section 3, Douliou, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan (e-mail: marsono.ft@um.ac.id).


Cite: Mingchang Wu and Marsono, "An Investigating the Crucial Factors of Teachers‟ Efficacy from the Taiwanese School Member‟s Perspective," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 140-147, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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