THE STUDY OF VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF TEACHERS’ SELF-EFFICACY TOWARDS TEACHING THINKING SKILLS SCALE
ÖĞRETMENLERİN DÜŞÜNME BECERİSİ ÖĞRETİMİNE YÖNELİK ÖZYETERLİK ALGISI ÖLÇEĞİ GEÇERLİK VE GÜVENİRLİK ÇALIŞMASI

Author : - Yalçın DİLEKLİ - Erdoğan TEZCİ
Number of pages : 135-153

Abstract

Aim of this study is to develop a new scale in order to determine teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs to teach thinking. The sample group of the study consists of 360 classroom teachers from five different cities, Aksaray, Balıkesir, Konya, Karaman and Niğde. After confirmatory and explanatory factor analyses, it is seen that the scale is consist of 20 items and 3 factors. The first factor is consist of 8 items and explaining %27.878 of the total variance. This factor is called as ‘ Academic Competence’. The second factor is consist of 8 items and explaining %22.637 of the total variance. This factor is called as ’Practice’. The last factor of scale has 4 items and explains %12.259 of the total variance. This factor is named as ‘Designing’. For the first factor Alpha coefficient value is .89, for the second factor .93 and for the last factor .74. The total Alpha coefficient value is .95. On the other hand, it can be said that there is adequate correlation among the factors. As a conclusion, scale can be used as a valid and reliable instrument in evaluating teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs to teach thinking.<

Keywords

Teaching Thinking, Self-efficacy Beliefs, Classroom Teacher, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Explanato

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