The Validity and Reliability Study of The Turkish Version of The Preparedness to Teach Scale

İbrahim YILDIRIM, Mahmut KALMAN

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to adapt the Preparedness to Teach Scale into Turkish and investigate the psychometric properties of the scale. The research was conducted in the academic year of 2015-2016 with the participation of a total of 535 prospective teachers. In the adaptation process, first of all the linguistic equivalence of the translation of the scale was examined. Then a positive, strong and significant correlation was detected between the Turkish and English forms of the scale. As a result of the validity and reliability study, a fourfactor scale with 20 items was formed. It may be suggested that the Turkish version of the Preparedness to Teach Scale is a valid and reliable instrument which can be used to determine prospective teachers’ preparedness to teach.

Keywords


Preparedness to teach; scale adaptation; validity and reliability; preservice teachers;

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