Factor Analysis of the Performance Effectiveness of the Special Education Teachers in Thailand


  • Vichuda Chockphukiaw
  • Kanokorn Somprat


The purposes of this study were to develop the index of performance of special education teacher’s effectiveness and to validate the model of performance of special education teachers effectiveness. The research was divided into two phase ; ( I ) study to component and indicators of performance of special education teacher’s effectiveness using synthesis document and in-depth interview from five selected experts (purposive sampling). ( II ) to examine model of performance of the special education teachers effectiveness using CFA (Confirmatory Factor Analysis) the sample include 490 Teachers and 60 administrators under the office of Special Education Bureau in Thailand using multi - stage sampling. Data was analyzed using basic statistics such as frequency and percentage which were then summarized. The research found that; 1) The performance effectiveness of special education teachers consists of 5 components 47 indicators; 1) standard of professional practice, 2) specialization in disabilities expertise , 3) professionalism, 4) screening ability, and 5) strategy of early intervention. 2) The performance effectiveness of the special education teachers level factors fit quite well with the empirical data set. ?2 = 66.489, df = 92, ?2/ Df = 1.275, RMSEA = 0.037, SRMR = 0.036, CFI = 0.986, TLI = 0.978

 Keywords— Factor analysis, Performance, Effectiveness, Special education teachers