Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(6), pp. 1378 - 1386
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040615
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Value-eroding Teacher Behaviors Scale: A Validity and Reliability Study


Zeynep Arseven 1,*, Abdurrahman Kılıç 1, Şeyma Şahin 2
1 Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Duzce University, Turkey
2 Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Educational Sciences, Duzce University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In the present study, it is aimed to develop a valid and reliable scale for determining value-eroding behaviors of teachers, hence their values of judgment. The items of the 'Value-eroding Teacher Behaviors Scale' were designed in the form of 5-point likert type rating scale. The exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted to determine the construct validity of the scale. Afterwards, the validity of the structure obtained through EFA was tested by using the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). To determine the reliability of the scale, the Cronbach's alpha was calculated, and an item analysis was performed based on the corrected item total correlation. Based on the findings obtained from the validity and reliability studies of the scale, it can be said that the scale is a valid and reliable measuring tool to be used for measuring teachers' value-eroding behaviors.

KEYWORDS
Values, Value-eroding Teacher Behaviors, Teacher Behaviors Scale, Validity, Reliability

Cite this paper
Zeynep Arseven , Abdurrahman Kılıç , Şeyma Şahin . "Value-eroding Teacher Behaviors Scale: A Validity and Reliability Study." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.6 (2016) 1378 - 1386. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040615.