Examining Predictive Validity of FIT-Choice Scale in Japanese Undergraduates
The present paper examined predictive validity of FIT-Choice Scale in Japanese undergraduates. The inventory has been a reliable assessment tool to measure teaching motivation in many parts of the world. Structural Equation Modeling was adapted to examine the theoretically assumed three-layer model of FIT-Choice Scale. Participants were 244 undergraduates who enrolled in a teacher education program at a regional national university in Japan. With some model revision, it is found that a three-layer model is fairly fit to the dataset, although only three factors was included out of 17 original FIT-Choice factors. The present study offers one more piece of evidence of validity of FIT-Choice Scale in Japanese population.
Index Terms - Teaching Motivation, Undergraduates, Teacher Education, Predictive Validity