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ERIC Number: EJ1116384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Developing a "Self-Directed Learning Preparation Skills Scale for Primary School Students": Validity and Reliability Analyses
Gündüz, Gülten Feryal; Selvi, Kiymet
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n10 p2323-2340 2016
The purpose of this study is to develop "Self-Directed Learning Preparation Skills Scale" for primary school students. Data were gathered according to the principles of descriptive research method. In order to develop this scale, draft items were developed through review of literature, interviews done with teachers, parents and students and presented to the experts for evaluation. After the alterations made according to experts' suggestions, a pilot study with 16 primary students was carried out to revise the items. After the revision, the scale was administered to a sample of 450 3rd and 4th year primary school students. In order to determine the validity of the scale, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed. The results of the analyses revealed that this 38-item "Self-Directed Learning Preparatory" Scale contained four factors, and these factors explained 45.65% of total variance. The four factors were named respectively as "Continuity in Learning Skills" (a = 0.87), "Planning in Learning Skills" (a = 0.85), "Awareness Towards Learning Skills" (a = 0.80) and "Management of Learning Environment and Learning Resources Skills" (a = 0.80). The overall internal reliability coefficient (Cronbach Alpha) of the scale was found as 0.94.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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