The adapdation of social space scale into Turkish: Validity and reliability study Sosyal etkileşim alani ölçeğinin Türkçeye uyarlanmasi: Geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalişmasi


Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi, vol.42, pp.84-95, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Hacettepe Egitim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-95
  • Keywords: Computer supported collaborative learning environments, CSCL, Social space scale
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study is to adapt The Social Space Scale of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environments developed by Kreijns, Kirschner, Jochems and Van Buuren (2004a) to Turkish language and culture. The original scale is in English, includes two factors and 20 items. Firstly, the original scale was translated into Turkish, and experts’ critics were obtained. Afterwards, both the English and Turkish forms were administered to students (n=29) of Başkent University Faculty of Education Computer Education and Instructional Technologies (CEIT) Department in a oneweek interval in order to determine the equivalency of these two forms. The construct validity studies were carried out on 158 CEIT students attending to Ankara, Marmara, Gazi and Van Yüzüncü Yıl Universities. Results showed that the Turkish version has two factors and consisted of 17 items. The Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient was also calculated as.87.