The Validation of an Instrument to Measure Teacher Identity in Physicians Based on Partial Least Squares (PLS) Approach

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Seyed Sajjad Tabatabaei 1 , * , Hossein Motahhari 2 , Hedayat Tirgar 2

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1 M.Sc. in Educational Administration, Department of Educational Administration, School of Literature and Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, School of Literature and Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran, Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 13 (6); e61049
Published Online: March 31, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 30, 2017
Accepted: November 27, 2016

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Strengthening the teacher identity in physician tutors would result in training efficient physicians and help the students to gain skills and develop positive attitude towards favorable patient care. The present study was conducted to evaluate the validity, reliability and factor structure of the instrument to measure teacher identity in physicians.
Methods: In this descriptive-correlation study with cluster sampling method, 156 educator of ten medical schools were selected and responded to the electronic questionnaire. Data was analyzed using partial least square (PLS) algorithm, which included the measurement model (Cronbach’s alpha, loadings, composite reliability, convergent and discriminant validity), structural model (significant factor "T-values" and "R Square", the prediction model " "Stone-Geisser", quality indexes redundancy, goodness of fit"), to evaluate the nine components of the instrument.
Results: Fitting both the data algorithm and the results of confirmatory factor analysis indicated the desirability and acceptability of the mentioned structure in terms of components and index.
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that the Persian version of the teacher identity assessment tool for physicians and university professors in the medical community has good reliability and construct validity, and could be used to measure and identify the strengths and weaknesses of teacher identity in physicians and developing medical education.
 

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Teacher identity Physicians Validation Partial least squares (PLS)

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