Adaptation of the Examination Stress Scale into Turkish and Examination of Measurement Invariance


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Karaduman B., KİLMEN S.

JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY-EPOD, vol.9, no.2, pp.101-115, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21031/epod.330426
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY-EPOD
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-115

Abstract

In this study, Examination Stress Scale developed by Sung and Chao (2015) was adapted into Turkish, the proofs for validity and reliability were collected for the measures obtained from this scale, and measurement invariance was tested. The study group consists of 1617 students in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades of science high school, anatolian high school, technical high school and social sciences high school in Bahkesir in 2016-2017 education period. According to the confirmatory factor analysis conducted in the first phase of this research, it was found that the scale had three-factor structure. In the second phase of the study, the measurement invariance of the examination stress model was examined across the gender, school type and grade. Findings show that the Examination Stress Scale provides valid and reliable measures at different levels in sub-groups of gender, school type, and grade.