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The scale for measuring the individual self-efficacy expectations of teachers consists of 10 items. Reliability: The internal consistency of the scale was between alpha = .76 and alpha = .82 at the different measuring points in time, so the instrument is homogeneous and measures reliably. Retestreliabilities for the period of one year were r12 = .67, r23 = .76 and r34 = .78, for two and r13 = .65 and r14 = .61 for three years, respectively. Validity: The nationwide test with teachers in 10 schools also provided indications of validity. Self-effective teachers were more used to sacrificing part of their free time for additional commitment than the less self-effective teachers. The development of burnout at work could be predicted relatively well over a period of years on the basis of self-efficacy expectations (correlations between teacher self-efficacy and three burnout dimensions at measurement points 2 to 4 between r = .41 and r = .79). There was also empirical evidence for a causal predomination of self-efficacy expectations over burnout.
Schwarzer, R. & Schmitz, G.S. (2002). WirkLehr. Skala Lehrer-Selbstwirksamkeit [Verfahrensdokumentation, Autorenbeschreibung und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name WirkLehr
English Name Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale
Authors Schwarzer, R., Schmitz, G.S.
Published in Test archive 2002
Copyright/Licence Copyright Authors; CC-BY-SA 4.0
Key words Teachers, Self-Efficacy, Competence, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Competence, Occupational Stress, Job Satisfaction, Professional Identity, Longitudinal Studies
Application age Adults (teachers)
Item number 10 items
Subscales None; individual self-efficacy expectations
Application time A few minutes.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .76-.82. Retestability: rtt = .61-.76 (interval: 1/2/3 year(s)).
Validity Information on content and predictive validity; connections with leisure time for additional commitment and burnout.
Norms None; reference data: Means and standard deviations..
There is no abstract in English available. Information about the measure can be found under Overview.
There is no complete review in English available. Further information about the measure can also be found under Overview.
First published in
Schwarzer, R. & Schmitz, G.S. (1999). Dokumentation der Skala Lehrer-Selbstwirksamkeit (WirkLehr). Berlin: Freie Universität, Institut für Arbeits-, Organisations- und Gesundheitspsychologie.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Dr. Gerdamarie S. Schmitz, Dr. Schmitz & Kollegen, Am Rohrgarten 41, 14163 Berlin
Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin, Gesundheitspsychologie, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, D-14195 Berlin