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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide a more in-depth analysis of the psychometric characteristics of the Principal’s Computer Technology Survey (PCTS). The PCTS developmental process yielded a 40–item survey with groups of items comprising five subscales (i.e., curriculum integration, perceptions, acquired expertise, needs assessment, and professional development). Principals’ responses to items within the five subscales was measured on a five-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). An expert panel reviewed the instrument plus exploratory factor analyses and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted. This analysis resulted in a restructured instrument with seven subscales instead of the five hypothesized subscales and four fewer items. Measurement invariance of the instrument was found for gender and race. Cronbach’s alpha for the 36 items was .94 and subscale Cronbach’s alpha ranged from .78 to .90.

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