Professional Learning Communities and Collective Teacher Efficacy: Mediation via Trust in Colleagues Among Primary School Teachers in Malaysian
The aim of this study was to explore the role of professional learning communities in strengthening collective teacher efficacy among public primary school teachers in Selangor, Malaysia. For this purpose cluster random sampling approach was used for data collection and data was collected from 307 teachers using following research instrument: Professional Learning Communities Assessment - Revised, Collective Teacher Belief Scale, and Omnibus T-Scale (Faculty trust in colleagues part). Both Bahasa Malay and English version of the instruments were used for data collection. Data analysis was done using statistical software SmartPLS4. The findings supported direct, significant, and positive relationship between professional learning communities and collective teacher efficacy. Also, teachers' trust in colleagues emerged as a significant mediator of the relationship.
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The data was collected using pre-established research instruments namely: - Professional learning communities assessment-revised by Olivier and Hipp - Collective teacher belief scale by Tschannen-Moran - Omnibus T-Scale (faculty trust in colleagues part) by Hoy and Tshannen-Moran. The instruments were translated into Bahasa Malay and both English and Malay version of the instruments were used for data collection. Data was collected from 307 public primary school teachers teaching at public schools in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. Cluster random sampling approach was used for data collection. For the purpose of establishing the relationship between the variables, structural equation modeling approach was used using the statsitical software SmartPLS4.