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ERIC Number: EJ1176956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Developing an Attitude Scale towards Special Education as a Teaching Profession: A Test Study
Küçüközyigit, Mehmet Salih; Könez, Nilüfer Altun; Yilmaz, Betül
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v21 n2 p27-40 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop and demonstrate the reliability and validity of the The Attitude Scale Towards the Special Education Teaching Profession (ASTSETP). The participants were 384 students from Faculties of Education and teacher candidates from 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year classes. Using a 5-point Likert Type, a 42-item draft version of the ASTSETP was developed. As a result of subsequent analysis, the scale was reduced to 19 items across 3 factors. Final compliance index values were as follows: X[superscript 2] = 36.17, SD = 15, p = 0.001, RMSEA = 0.07, GFI = 0.90, AGFI = 0.87, NFI = 0.95, NNFI = 0.97, CFI = 0.97 and IFI = 0.97. The Cronbach Alpha coefficient was 0.88. The scale was re-administered to 100 students four weeks after the first application, with a test-retest reliability coefficient of 0.89. Collectively these findings demonstrate that this scale is reliable.
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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 (Ankara)
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