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Ahmet Celik; Ebru Solmaz – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
The university environment provides a good context for entrepreneurship education. With the vigorous development of entrepreneurship education, educators and scholars have shown increasing interest in the significant role entrepreneurship education plays in higher education. As a result, the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education has quickly…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Turkish, Measures (Individuals), Entrepreneurship
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Ismail Emre Kos; Handan Celik – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
Global competence is a comprehensive term referring to the interconnectedness of various constructs ranging from knowledge to values required to communicate, cooperate, and work towards the well-being of not only the local but also the global community. Teacher education has an important role in preparing teachers equipped with global competences.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Fatih Orcan – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2023
Among all, Cronbach's Alpha and McDonald's Omega are commonly used for reliability estimations. The alpha uses inter-item correlations while omega is based on a factor analysis result. This study uses simulated ordinal data sets to test whether the alpha and omega produce different estimates. Their performances were compared according to the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Monte Carlo Methods, Correlation, Factor Analysis
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Kapat, Seyfettin; Sahin, Sevilay; Kara, Mevlut – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The concept of collective efficacy that can be defined as "a belief in their common ability to organize and realize plans to achieve goals" (Bandura, 1997, p. 477) has gained utmost importance in educational contexts. Therefore, there arises an emergent need to develop scales to evaluate teachers' collective efficacy behaviours. To this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Behavior, Test Validity
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Kosar, Gulten; Akbana, Yunus Emre; Yakar, Levent – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
Reading self-efficacy performs a fundamental role in gaining academic achievement in college education. Review of the related literature unveils that it needs to be enriched by conducting further research on college students' reading self-efficacy. The paucity of investigations into college students' reading self-efficacy could have a connection…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Evaluation, Reading Tests, Test Construction
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Acar Guvendir, Meltem; Ozer Ozkan, Yesim – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The aim of this study is to examine how the practice of different item removal strategies during exploratory factor analysis (EFA) phase of scale development change the number of factors, factor loadings, explained variance ratio, and reliability values (a and ?) explained. In the study, data obtained from 379 university students were used for the…
Descriptors: Test Items, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Test Construction
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Ozer Ozkan, Yesim; Guvendir, Meltem Acar; Guvendir, Emre – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The purpose of this research is to adapt the Teacher Perceptions of Grading Practices Scale into Turkish and to examine the measurement invariance. This scale, which examines teachers' perceptions of grading methods, has six components: importance, usefulness, student effort, student ability, teachers' grading patterns, and perceived self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Grading, Attitude Measures
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Guler, Gul; Cikrikci, Rahime Nukhet – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Type I Error findings and power rates of the methods used to determine dimensionality in unidimensional and bidimensional psychological constructs for various conditions (characteristic of the distribution, sample size, length of the test, and interdimensional correlation) and to examine the joint…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Error of Measurement, Decision Making, Factor Analysis
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Celen, Umit; Aybek, Eren Can – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
Item analysis is performed by developers as an integral part of the scale development process. Thus, items are excluded from the scale depending on the item analysis prior to the factor analysis. Existing item discrimination indices are calculated based on correlation, yet items with different response patterns are likely to have a similar item…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Factor Analysis, Item Analysis, Correlation
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Aydemir, Zeynep; Ozturk, Ergun – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The purpose of this research is to adapt the "Motivation to Read Profile Scale" developed by Malloy et al. (2013) into Turkish. Within the framework of adaptation studies, firstly, the items of the scale were translated into Turkish by the researchers, then ten experts were consulted for the Turkish and English forms of the scale, and…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Reading Motivation, Turkish, Profiles
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Mor, Ezgi; Kula-Kartal, Seval – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The dimensionality is one of the most investigated concepts in the psychological assessment, and there are many ways to determine the dimensionality of a measured construct. The Automated Item Selection Procedure (AISP) and the DETECT are non-parametric methods aiming to determine the factorial structure of a data set. In the current study,…
Descriptors: Psychological Evaluation, Nonparametric Statistics, Test Items, Item Analysis
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Yasan Ak, Nehir; Yildirim, Soner – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to bridge the gap in current research on educational mobile phone use within the framework for the rational analysis of the mobile education (FRAME) model. The paper developed and validated the Mobile Phone Use in Academic Environment Scale (MPUAES) to measure both positive and negative aspects of educational use of…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Handheld Devices, Use Studies
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Uslukaya, Alper; Demirtas, Zulfu; Alanoglu, Muslim – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
This study aims to develop and test the reliability and validity of a multiitem teachers' perceived presenteeism behavior scale. For this, first of all, a semistructured interview form was applied to 57 teachers, an item pool was formed for the presenteeism scale with the data obtained, and the draft form of the scale was prepared in line with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Rating Scales, Test Construction
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Konca, Ahmet Sami; Baltaci, Onder; Akbulut, Omer Faruk – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
This study aimed to develop a measurement tool to identify preschool children's problematic technology use levels and contribute to Turkish literature. The study group included in the exploratory factor analysis was composed of 357 voluntary children in the preschool period. The study group included in the confirmatory factor analysis, proximal…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Computer Use, Technology, Test Construction
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Igde, Hasan; Yakar, Levent – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2022
This study aims to develop a 'Teacher Expectation Scale' (TES) to accurately and reliably measure teachers' expectations from their students. The development process of TES has an exploratory mixed method research design. The maximum variety sampling method was used when collecting qualitative data for the study, and the simple random sampling…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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