The Adaptation Study of Academic Motivation Scale into Turkish

Bacanli H., Sahinkaya O.

International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY), CYPRUS, 2 - 05 Aralık 2010, cilt.12, ss.562-567 identifier identifier


In this study, by translating the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) developed by Leeper, Corpus and Ivengar (2004) into Turkish, it was aimed to investigate the validity and reliability of the concerning evidence. The scale is made up of two sub-scales called Extrinsic Motivation Subscale (EMS) and Intrinsic Motivation Subscale(IMS). Both two subscales have 3 sub-dimensions. The sub-dimensions of EMS are; easy work, pleasing teacher, dependence on teacher. The sub-dimensions of IMS are; challenge, curiosity, independent mastery. The scale was administered to 4 - 8th grade primary school students, to 190 students (93 female, 97 male) in Giresun. To test the validity and reliability of the scale confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), Cronbach's alpha, test-retest correlations were made. The findings concerning the validity of the scale are seemed to be supporting the 3 factor-structure in the original sub scales. (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Dr. Zafer Bekirogullari of Y.B.