Further efforts in validating a 'spurning scale' for teachers

Wai Hing CHEUK, Kwok Sai Tricia CHEUK-WONG, Sidney ROSEN

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The present study represents our continuing effort to validate a 'spurning scale' for teachers, based on a model on spurned helpers' reactions. Three approaches were used to examine the validity of the scale: the spurning scores of teachers working with more achieving students vs the scores of teachers teaching less achieving students. The relationships between the spurning scores and job satisfaction and turnover scores; and the relationships between the spurning scores and scores indicative of stress arising from interactions with one's students and supervisor. Serving teachers in Hong Kong responded to a questionnaire that contained the variables of interest. The results provided further evidence for the validity of the scale. Copyright © 2000 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-225
JournalEducational Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000



Cheuk, W. H., Wong, K. S., & Rosen, S. (2000). Further efforts in validating a 'spurning scale' for teachers. Educational Research, 42(2), 219-225.


  • Spurning
  • Scale
  • Job
  • Satisfaction
  • Burnout
  • Stress
  • Job-related