Adaptation of selected self-efficacy scales


  • Martin Fico Masaryk University



self-efficacy scale, NTSES, TSES, cultural adaptation, adaptation of research instrument


In the presented systematic review, I focus on adapted versions of two widely used self-efficacy scales in the world: the Norwegian Teachers Self-Efficacy Scale (NTSES) and the Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale (TSES). Based on a thorough search in the Web of Science (WOS), I will attempt to answer the following research question: What adaptation and validation procedures did the authors of studies using NTSES and TSES instruments choose, and what were their outcomes? The aim of the article is to help other researchers who are contemplating which scale to adapt, how to proceed with adaptation, and how to verify its psychometric properties. The article covers a total of 16 studies from journals and conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science. Based on the results, it is essential to consider cultural adaptation of the scales and not solely focus on linguistic translation.


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How to Cite

Fico, M. (2024). Adaptation of selected self-efficacy scales. Ricerche Di Pedagogia E Didattica. Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 19(1), 93–107.