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Development and evaluation of a Chinese version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI)

Learning Environments Research, 2018, Vol.21(1), pp.1-1579 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Development and evaluation of a Chinese version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI)
  • Author: Sun, X. ; Mainhard, M.T. ; Wubbels, T.
  • Found In: Learning Environments Research, 2018, Vol.21(1), pp.1-1579 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Chinese Secondary Education ; Interpersonal Theory ; Questionnaire On Teacher Interaction ; Teacher–Student Relationships
  • Language: English
  • Description: Teacher–student interpersonal relationships play an important role in education. The Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) was designed to measure students’ interpersonal perceptions of their teachers. There are two Chinese versions of the QTI forstudent use, and that inherited the weaknesses of the previous English versions, such asitems that focus on class behaviour, instead of teacher behaviour, or that include condi-tionals and negations. The present study aimed to develop an improved Chinese version ofthe QTI which is conceptually parallel with the original QTI and with the use of optimalitem wording. The process contained several steps, including expert panels and student andteacher interviews. New items were also created based on the Chinese secondary classroomcontext, rather than only using translations of English items. The final version of the Chinese version of the QTI presented in this paper was evaluated with a sample of 2000 students from 4 secondary schools in mainland...
  • Identifier: ISSN: ; ISSN: 1387-1579

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