CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS OF THE SCALE MEASURING TEACHER ATTITUDES TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION (TAIS)

Timo Saloviita, Asko Tolvanen

Abstract


All published scales constructed to measure teacher attitudes towards inclusion have been shown to contain several factors. This study explored the factor structure of the Teacher Attitudes towards Inclusive Education Scale (TAIS) in a population of Finnish basic school teachers (n = 1,764) using confirmatory factor analysis. The TAIS scale was shown to be one-dimensional in this population. However, the result does not automatically generalize to other countries where the school system differs from that of Finland. 

 

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inclusive education, Finland, measurement of attitudes, teachers

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