Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Motivation Scale on Teaching Profession and Field Choice


ATAV E. , ALTUNOĞLU B. D.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.28, no.2, pp.58-70, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-70

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of motivation on profession and field choice scale (Mayr 1998). Construct validity of the scale was analyzed using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Exploratory factor analysis was carried out using the data obtained from 216 pre-service teachers attending to Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education. The findings reveal that the scale has four-factor construction in parallel to its original and that its Cronbach alpha reliability coefficients of subscales vary between 0,85 and 0,73. The factor structure of the scale found was tested with a confirmatory factor analysis based on the data obtained from another sample including 371 pre-service teachers. The findings of the analysis confirmed the four-factor structure of the scale. Therefore, the Turkish version of the scale that has four dimensions of intrinsic and extrinsic field choice, and intrinsic and extrinsic profession choice is valid and reliable.