The adaptation of Reality Shock Expectation Scale and a study on prospective teachers

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Özdemir M., Büyükgöze H.

Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Kırşehir Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.17, no.2, pp.243-257, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In the current study, ‘Reality Shock Expectation Scale-RSES’ developed by Kim and Cho 2014 was adapted into Turkish. The study was conducted in two consecutive phases. In Phase 1, the validity and reliability values of RSES were investigated via confirmatory factor analysis and Cronbach alpha coefficient using the data collected from 120 prospective teachers. In this phase, RSES was found to be a valid and reliable instrument. In Phase 2, it was investigated whether prospective teachers’ expectations of reality shock differed according to their gender, department, accommodation unit, and monthly expenditure by administering Turkish version of RSES to 234 prospective teachers. The results indicated that the participants’ level of reality shock expectations was relatively high and did not differ significantly regarding the variables of the research. Based on the findings, it was concluded that RSES is a useful data collection instrument in evaluating the reality shock expectation levels of prospective teachers in Turkish universities.