Initial development of the faculty research self-efficacy scale (FaRSES): Evidence of reliability and validity

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
L. DiAnne Borders, Burlington Industries Excellence Professor (Creator)
Laura McLaughlin Gonzalez, Associate Professor (Creator)
Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Research self-efficacy is important to measure among faculty, given its relationship with scholarly productivity. However, very few measures exist to assess research self-efficacy among faculty, and few of those have evidence of validity. Thus, the Faculty Research Self-Efficacy Scale (FaRSES) was developed, with initial validation occurring among a nationwide sample of social and behavioral science faculty. A second order factor model emerged, where dimensions on the first factor included both (a) General Research Process and Quantitative Research and (b) Qualitative Research. Both first order factors loaded on one general second order factor. Scores on the first and second order FaRSES had strong evidence of reliability and validity. Suggestions for future research are provided.

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Journal of the Professoriate, 10(2), 78-99
Language: English
Date: 2019
research self-efficacy, faculty productivity, scale development

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