Measuring Preservice Teachers' Anticipated Teacher-Student Relationship Quality Academic Article uri icon


  • The current study aimed to develop a measure of anticipated teacherstudent relationship quality to be used with preservice teacher populations that is operationally similar to a measure commonly used with inservice teachers (i.e., short-form of the StudentTeacher Relationship Scale). To date, teacherstudent relationship quality has been a construct studied solely with inservice teacher populations. Two hundred and thirteen preservice teachers participated in the current study. Results suggest that the developed measure of anticipated teacherstudent relationship with preservice teachers demonstrated response trends similar to the measure used with inservice teachers except that preservice teachers anticipate more conflict with future students than inservice teachers report with current students. Additionally, results show the developed measure fits the two factor structure of the original scale and exhibits concurrent validity via associations with teacher self-efficacy beliefs. Implications for measuring anticipated teacherstudent relationship quality within teacher education programs and future directions for research are discussed.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chesnut, S. R., & Hajovsky, D. B.

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  • 0

publication date

  • December 2021