Development of an attitude scale towards story writing for third-fourth-grade primary school students


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KAYA B., KAN A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.8, sa.1, ss.1-15, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.19128/turje.426051
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-15

Özet

The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable Likert-type attitude scale for toward story writing for third- and fourth-grade primary school students. 354 children from three different schools in the Eregli district of Zonguldak province, Turkey constituted the sample of this research. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were carried out to analyze the data. EFA identified 20 items and two factors for the scale. These factors were termed as "positive attitude" and "negative attitude." CFA confirmed the two-factor structure of the scale. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients were found to be .92 for the overall scale, .90 for the first factor, and .89 for the second factor. The test-retest reliability coefficients were .82 for the overall scale, .87 for the first factor, and .83 for the second factor. The results indicate a valid and reliable measure for students' attitudes towards story writing.