Development and Validation of a Questionnaire (the IRA-AGHN) to Assess Teachers’ Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Marian Soroa UPV/EHU
  • Nekane Balluerka UPV/EHU
  • Arantxa Gorostiaga UPV/EHU
Keywords: Validity, reliability, teachers, knowledge about ADHD

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire, called IRA-AGHN, to assess infant and primary school teachers’ knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The psychometric properties of this questionnaire were examined in a sample of 752 teachers aged between 20 and 64 years (M = 41.57; SD = 9.69). These teachers were employed at 84 randomly selected schools in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country and Navarre. The factor validity, internal consistency, temporal stability, convergent validity and external validity of the instrument were all analysed.  The results suggest that the IRA-AGHN is a valid and reliable measure for assessing teachers’ knowledge of ADHD.

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Author Biographies

Marian Soroa, UPV/EHU
Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology. Donostia-San Sebastián School of Teacher Training.
Nekane Balluerka, UPV/EHU
Department of Social Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Methodology. Psychology Faculty.
Arantxa Gorostiaga, UPV/EHU
Department of Social Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Methodology. Psychology Faculty.
Published
12-08-2014
How to Cite
Soroa, M., Balluerka, N., & Gorostiaga, A. (2014). Development and Validation of a Questionnaire (the IRA-AGHN) to Assess Teachers’ Knowledge of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 30(3), 1035-1043. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.30.3.168271
Section
Developmental and Educational Psychology