Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(12), pp. 2125 - 2136
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051202
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Intercultural Adaptation and Validity Study: Universal Science Literacy Scale (USLS)

Cüneyd Çelik *, Şendil Can
Faculty of Education, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey


The purpose of the current study is to adapt 'The Universal Science Literacy Scale' developed by Mun, Shin, Lee, Kim, Choi, Choi and Krajcik into Turkish. The study group of the current research is comprised of a total of 645 pre-service science teachers from 6 different universities of Turkey. In the first stage of the adaptation study, the items of the original scale were translated into Turkish by ELT field experts. Then, a linguistic equivalence test was conducted for the linguistic validity of the scale. The construct validity of the scale was tested with Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The obtained findings showed that the adapted scale has the same factor structure as the original scale. In addition to this, the results of CFA revealed that the goodness-of-fit indices of the scale are quite good. Cronbach alpha internal consistency (reliability) coefficient of the scale was found to be 0.91. As a result of the analyses conducted, it was concluded that the Universal Science Literacy Scale is a valid scale that can make contributions to the relevant literature in Turkey.

Universal Science Literacy, Universal Science Literacy Scale, Turkish Statistical Regional Units, Pre-service Science Teachers, Turkish Adaptation Study

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Cüneyd Çelik , Şendil Can . "Intercultural Adaptation and Validity Study: Universal Science Literacy Scale (USLS)." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.12 (2017) 2125 - 2136. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051202.