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ERIC Number: EJ1017080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug-10
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Evaluating the Turkish Version of the Discipline Efficacy Scale (DES): Translation Adequacy and Factor Structure
Kurt, Hakan; Ekici, Gulay
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n15 p1207-1219 Aug 2013
The aim of this study is to adapt the discipline efficacy scale to Turkish language, and conduct the validity and reliability analysis of the adapted scale. The scale was applied to 157 teacher candidates. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted to reveal the construct validity of the scale. The results of the exploratory factor analysis indicated that the scale was composed of two dimensions, namely, Personal discipline efficacy and Teaching discipline efficacy. The results obtained through the confirmatory factor analysis appeared to confirm the factorial structure of the discipline efficacy scale. The scale includes 10 items. While the Cronbach's Alpha reliability coefficient was determined as 0.88 for the overall of the scale, for the Personal discipline efficacy on discipline, it was determined as 0.75 and for the Teaching discipline efficacy dimension as 0.78. The results of the adaptation of the scale to Turkish, validity and the reliability analyses indicated that the scale could be used in Turkish contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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