Studying Self-Efficacy Among Teachers in Poland Is Important: Polish Adaptation of the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practice (TEIP) Scale
KeywordsTEIP scale; teachers; inclusive education; self-efficacy; attitudes toward inclusive education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development
Special Education and Teaching
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AbstractThe main aim of the study was to adapt into Polish the Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practice (TEIP) Scale, originally prepared by Sharma, Loreman, and Forlin (2011). A total of 291 Polish teachers participated in the study. We conducted a factor analysis and reliability analysis and obtained satisfactory results similar to those of the authors of the scale. We also conducted a correlation analysis of self-efficacy and attitudes toward inclusive education. The correlation between the entire scale and the attitudes was non-significant. However, there was a significant relationship between efficacy in collaboration and attitudes toward inclusion, which is in line with other research. Although our results are similar to previously published results, more research on this topic is needed.