ERIC Number: EJ1095410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Questionnaire of Educational and Learning Capital (QELC): Turkish Language Validity and Factor Structure
Leana-Tascilar, Marilena Z.
College Student Journal, v49 n4 p531-541 Win 2015
Person-environment interactions are the main focus in Actiotope Model of Giftedness. This is a very new approach for Turkey, which generally uses old versions of intelligence test for identification. In Actiotope Model of Giftedness instead of cognitive identification the focus is on the resources (educational and learning capital) that provide the excellence. The "Questionnaire of Educational and Learning Capital" (QELC) developed based on this model. The aim of this study is to present the Turkish validity study of the questionnaire and to provide a new tool that has satisfactory psychometric properties. Six language experts made the translation and back translation from German to Turkish and vice versa. After that, three German and Turkish language specialists asked to rate the translation validity. The results indicated that the Turkish scale closely approximated with the original. In the next step, 39 bilingual German Language Teacher Candidates (10 male, 29 female; 17 born in Turkey and 22 in Germany; mean age = 24.90 years, SD = 3.73) selected as working group for the language equivalency. First the QELC German version and 3 weeks later the QELC Turkish version were applied to this group respectively. Paired samples t-test results showed that no significant differences were between the responses to German and Turkish versions except on items 7, 9, 16, 23 and 48. The results of the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient analysis which was obtained to define item-total and item-reminder found statistically positive correlations between all items. Confirmatory Factor Analysis showed that the factor structure of the Turkish version is the same with the German version.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Turkish, Test Validity, Factor Structure, Psychometrics, Personality Theories, Gifted, Translation, German, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Bilingual Students, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Likert Scales
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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