The aim of this study is to develop a scale that is suitable for examining the factors affecting teachers' inter-school mobility and school selection decisions. In this context, the validity and reliability studies were conducted by determining the “Scale for Determining the Reasons of Teacher's School Choices”. During the development of the scale, the related conceptual framework was examined and an item pool was created and expert opinion was applied for the content validity. The pilot study of the draft scale was then carried out with the participation of 228 teachers working in public and private schools in Istanbul. At this stage, the data was analyzed with exploratory factor analysis and it was found that the scale was a five-factor scale. Then, the main application of the scale was carried out with the participation of 256 teachers selected through stratified sampling from the universe of Istanbul. In this application, the validity of the scale was evaluated by confirmatory factor analysis and its reliability was evaluated by Cronbach's alpha coefficient. With the results of the confirmatory factor analysis, the five-dimensional structure of the Scale for Determining the Reasons for Choosing the School of Teachers, which was developed in the pilot study phase, was re-established and confirmed. Cronbach's alpha results also revealed that the developed scale was a reliable data collection tool. Based on the findings of two applications, it was concluded that the Scale for Determining the Reasons of Teacher's School Choices was a valid and reliable scale.
Scale Development, Teacher, School Choosing, School Characteristics