The Teacher Job Satisfaction Scale – Turkish Form: Psychometric Properties and Construct Validity

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Year-Number: 2022-Volume 14, Issue 4
Number of pages: 945-956
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Teachers' job satisfaction is an important concept that affects their job performance. The Teacher Job Satisfaction Scale (TJSS), developed by Pepe, Addimando, and Veronese (2017), consisted of nine items. The construct validity of the TJSS was tested in six countries (Netherlands, United States, Russia, China, Italy, and Palestine), and a three-dimensional structure of the TJSS was confirmed. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of TJSS. The data were collected from 514 teachers recruited in state-run primary, middle and high schools located in Turkey (59.5% females). Analyses were performed using AMOS 24 and IBM SPSS 23. Results supported acceptable goodness-of-fit indices for the three-dimensional factor structure [χ2(24) = 2.680, p < .001, RMSEA = 0.057, SRMR = 0.034, CFI = 0.988, GFI = 0.972, TLI = 0.982, and NFI = 0.981]. Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis showed measurement invariance across gender. The Turkish version of the TJJS (α = 0.887), and sub-dimensions (satisfaction with co-workers, α = 0.889; satisfaction with students, α = 0.879; and satisfaction with parents, α = 0.914) indicated good or excellent internal consistency reliability. The results provided strong validity and reliability evidence, in line with the previous study, showing that the Turkish version of TJSS is a psychometrically good instrument to evaluate the job satisfaction of teachers.



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