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ERIC Number: EJ858927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Validity and Reliability Study of the Turkish Version of the Online Technologies Self-Efficacy Scale
Horzum, Mehmet Baris; Cakir, Ozlem
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v9 n3 p1343-1356 Sum 2009
The aim of the present study is to adapt a scale of self-efficacy towards online technologies which was developed by Miltiadou and Yu (2000) to Turkish. In order to adapt the scale, first, the scale items were translated to Turkish by the researchers. Then, a translation form was further developed by consulting eight specialists. These English and Turkish forms were both responded by 30 undergraduate students at Middle East Technical University, department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology with two-week intervals, respectively. Two forms were accepted as equal since the correlation between them was .89. The Turkish version of the scale was implemented on 276 students who took the course in an online environment for validity and reliability studies. The scale has four factors, which was found as result of the exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. In its original form for the whole scale, the Cronbach alpha value was calculated as 0.95. In the Turkish version of the scale, alpha value was calculated as .94. Therefore, it can be concluded that the Turkish version of the scale was reliable and valid.
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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