The Adaptation of the Scale of Attitude Towards Computer Into Turkish for Middle and Secondary School Students


DEMİR Ö. , YURDUGÜL H.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.39, sa.176, ss.247-256, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 176
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15390/eb.2014.3619
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.247-256

Özet

This study aimed to develop a Turkish scale, which is reliable, valid and meets the current requirements for assessing the attitudes of students towards computers. That is why, the scale of students' attitude towards computers (SATC), which originally belongs to Teo (2008), was adapted into Turkish. When it comes to methodology part of the study, the scale was administered to a total of 1678 students enrolled in primary or secondary school located in Ankara. After Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was performed, it was ascertained that the scale consisted of 20 items and 3 factors (computer enjoyment, computer importance and computer anxiety). The Cronbach Alpha and Omega values of the scale were found out to be 0.83 and 0.95 respectively. The findings and implications based on these findings were discussed in a more detailed way in the full paper.