Original article | Pedagogical Perspective 2022, Vol. 1(2) 89-98
Mehmet Akif Bircan, Ibrahim Arpacı & Emrah Akman
pp. 89 - 98 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/pedper.2022.493.2 | Manu. Number: MANU-2210-11-0008.R1
Published online: December 29, 2022 | Number of Views: 44 | Number of Download: 205
The purpose of this study is to adapt the E-Learning Readiness Scale developed by Alem, Plaisent, Zuccaro, and Bernard (2016) to Turkish culture, and to test its validity and reliability according to data obtained from elementary school students. The research was designed in scanning model. For this reason, descriptive method was applied and quantitative data analysis techniques were used. The study group of this research consists of 498 elementary school fourth-grade students studying in Tokat in the 2019-2020 academic year. When analyzing the reliability of the scale, Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient was calculated to determine the level of internal consistency. As a result of the analysis of the data obtained during the study, the overall Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of the scale was found to be α =. 829. The Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient for the factors in the scale was calculated as α=.751 for the first factor, a=.900 for the second factor, α=.783 for the third factor, α=.762 for the fourth factor and α=.623 for the fifth factor.- As a result of the confirmatory factor analysis, goodness of fit values obtained were as follows: χ2nd (sd=105)= 391.469, p<.000; RMSEA=.075, GFI=.92, CFI = .91 and RMR=.06. These values were found to be within acceptable criteria. In this study, which examined the adaptation of the E-Learning Readiness Scale into Turkish and analyzed its validity and reliability, the scale was found to be a valid and reliable scale compatible with Turkish culture. All the findings obtained in the study show that the Turkish version of the E-Learning Readiness Scale, which consists of 17 items, is a valid and reliable scale compatible with the Turkish language. It is believed that the E-Learning Readiness Scale, which analyzes were carried out in this study, will serve as a guide for further research.
Keywords: e-learning, readiness, scale, adaptation, validity, reliability
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