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Ebrahim Badakhshan

Ebrahim Badakhshan

Academic rank: Associate Professor
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Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 57105501200
Faculty: Faculty of Language and Literature
Address: Department of English literature and Linguistics, Faculty of Literature and Languages, University of Kurdistan
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Research

Title
Exploring Teacher Reflection in the English as a Foreign Language Context: Testing Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
EFL (English as a foreign language), teacher reflection, factor structure, measurement invariance, confirmatory factor analysis
Year
2022
Journal Frontiers in Psychology
DOI
Researchers Xing Xiaojing ، Ebrahim Badakhshan ، Jalil Fathi

Abstract

The current study aimed to verify the multidimensional factor structure of teacher reflection and to examine the psychometric properties of a widely used teacher reflection scale using a large-scale representative dataset of 1,611 practicing Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers. Furthermore, the measurement invariance of the hypothesized, a priori six-factor model of teacher reflection as measured by the adapted scale was assessed across gender and educational degree in Mplus program. In addition, the differences in latent factor means of the same groups were examined. The result of confirmatory factor analysis revealed that teacher reflection was a multidimensional construct, encompassing six underlying factors. Overall, the adapted teacher reflection scale based on the 6-factor model showed an overall good fit. The results also indicated metric and scalar invariance which manifests that the factors underlying the adapted scale had an identical theoretical structure across educational degree/gender groups. Finally, there were significant factor mean differences in reflection components across gender and educational degree groups. A discussion of the results and their implications ensue.