ISSN:2342-0251

A SCALE DEVELOPMENT STUDY FOR DETERMINING TECHNOLOGY ATTITUDES OF THOSE WHO TEACH TURKISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE


The aim of this study is to develop a measurement tool that can be used to determine the attitudes of those who teach Turkish as a foreign language towards technology. Based on this aim, the content validity of the 47-item trial form obtained by taking expert opinion, then, was applied to 302 people teaching Turkish as a foreign language in Yunus Emre Institute, language centers of universities (DİLMER, TÖMER), state schools (PICTES, elective course) and private courses . Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was performed with the data obtained from the first application and the construct validity of the scale was tested. As a result of the EFA, a 3-factor structure consisting of 30 items called avoidance, willingness and adoption was determined. These 3 factors (1st factor 30,960%, 2nd factor 26,233%, 3rd factor 7,134%) were found to cover 64,327% of the explained variance. In the next stage, the scale form was sent to a different group of 191 people to confirm the construct validity of the items, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed from the data obtained. The structure validity of the 30-item final scale form was confirmed by the EFA and CFA. The reliability studies of the scale were determined by internal consistency coefficients calculated for the whole scale and its sub-factors. The Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient for the whole 30-item scale was 0.91; α value of the first factor (avoidance) was found 0.95, α value of the second factor (willingness) was found 0.91 and α value of the third factor was found 0.89. As a result of the analysis, it was found that the validity and internal consistency of the scale were high and it emerged that it measured the attitudes of those who teach Turkish as a foreign language towards technology in a valid and reliable way.


Keywords


Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Technology, Attitude Scale.

Author : Serkan İPEK - Adnan KAN
Number of pages: 107-123
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ijla.36896
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International Journal of Language Academy
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