E-ISSN:2342-0251

THE STUDY OF THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILTIY OF THE SCALE FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS READING


There are numerous scales in foreign literature designed to measure attitude towards reading, however, as these scales pertain to those cultures, it is difficult to directly apply them in Turkish cultural and educational surroundings. On the other hand, there are attitude scales in Turkish literature, developed to determine preschool education students’ attitude towards reading, primary education students’ attitude towards reading, higher education students’ attitude towards reading, but there are no such scales developed to determine secondary education students’ attitude towards reading. However, “as attitudes shape in adolescense, between ages 12 – 20, and they settle between ages 20 – 30” (Tavşancıl, 2006, p.80), there is a need for a valid and reliable attitude scale for individuals aged between 14 – 18. The current study is a product of an effort given to develop a scale enabling to define the secondary education students’ attitude towards reading. In conclusion, “The Scale for Secondary Education Students’Attitude Towards Reading” can be used as a valid and reliable attitude scale on secondary education students’ attitude towards reading. Data collected through this scale will reveal the secondary education students’ attitude towards reading and will help determine the reliability of any step taken towards developing secondary education students’ reading skills.


Keywords


Secondary education, reading attitude, reading attitude scale, validity, reliability.

Author : Mustafa TÜRKYILMAZ -& Yaşar AYDEMİR
Number of pages: 194-207
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18033/ijla.107
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International Journal of Language Academy
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