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ERIC Number: EJ1133862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Validity and Reliability Study of the Scale for Determining the Civic-Mindedness Levels of Teaching Staff
Yesil, Rüstü
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v5 n4 p44-53 Apr 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable scale that can be used in determining the civic-mindedness levels of teaching staff working at universities. The study group of the research consisted of 758 students, 256 of whom were male and 524 were female. The item list, which was based on the literature and expert opinions, was prepared for use after also being checked by linguists. The validity analysis of the scale for the data collected was performed with exploratory factor analysis and item-total correlation tests, while the property of reliability was determined using the Cronbach's alpha internal consistency coefficient and the stability test was carried out by determining the relationship between two applications conducted at an interval of the five weeks. The scale, which is called the "Scale for Determining the Civic-Mindedness Levels of Individuals" is a five-step Likert-type scale and consists of 27 items that can be collected under three factors. The factor names are "Openness to Criticism/Development", "Participation/Activeness" and "Lack of Prejudice/Flexibility". The KMO value of the scale was 0.956; and the Bartlett Test values were ?[superscript 2] = 11001.719; sd = 351; p<0.000. Items in the scale accounted for 56.619% of the total variance. As a result of the confirmatory factor analysis, the ?[superscript 2] value was 808.07 and the degree of freedom was 321. ?[superscript 2] /df is 2.51. The fit indices of the scale were determined as RMSEA = 0.067; S-RMR = 0.049; NFI = 0.97. The item-total corrected correlation coefficients of the items in the scale varied between 0.40 and 0.703 (p<0.01).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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