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ERIC Number: EJ1161544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Intercultural Adaptation and Validity Study: Universal Science Literacy Scale (USLS)
Çelik, Cüneyd; Can, Sendil
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n12 p2125-2136 2017
The purpose of the current study is to adapt "The Universal Science Literacy Scale" developed by Mun, Shin, Lee, Kim, Choi, Choi and Krajcik into Turkish. The study group of the current research is comprised of a total of 645 pre-service science teachers from 6 different universities of Turkey. In the first stage of the adaptation study, the items of the original scale were translated into Turkish by ELT field experts. Then, a linguistic equivalence test was conducted for the linguistic validity of the scale. The construct validity of the scale was tested with Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The obtained findings showed that the adapted scale has the same factor structure as the original scale. In addition to this, the results of CFA revealed that the goodness-of-fit indices of the scale are quite good. Cronbach alpha internal consistency (reliability) coefficient of the scale was found to be 0.91. As a result of the analyses conducted, it was concluded that the Universal Science Literacy Scale is a valid scale that can make contributions to the relevant literature in Turkey.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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