The development of the Dealing with Challenging Interaction (DCI) method to evaluate teachers’ social interaction skills

Markus Talvio, Kirsti Lonka, Erkki Komulainen, Marjo Kuusela, Taru Lintunen

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Abstract

The Dealing with Challenging Interaction (DCI) method was developed to measure social interaction skills of teacher study
groups. The participants were 70 teachers from three schools. The inter-rater agreement, Cohen’s kappa, varied between 0.57-
1.00. The discriminant validity was supported by a cluster analysis differentiating between the skilful and less skilful teachers.
The results of the supplementary instrument were equivalent to the cluster analysis maintaining criterion oriented validity of the
method developed. The DCI appeared to be a reliable and valid tool for measuring teachers’ social interaction skills.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia : Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume69
Pages (from-to)621-630
Number of pages10
ISSN1877-0428
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 515 Psychology

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In: Procedia : Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 69, 2012, p. 621-630.

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