Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Web BasedLearning Environment Instrument WEBLEI


Hacettepe Universitesi Egitim Fakultesi Dergisi-Hacettepe University Journal Of Education, vol.28, no.2, pp.335-347, 2013 (SSCI)


This study was designed to test the validity and reliability of the Web-based Learning Environment Instrument (WEBLEI). Developed by Chang and Fisher (2003), the WEBLEI is a four-factor scale that measures the access, interaction, response and results. The multidimensional construct assesses student perceptions of four core aspects of the Web-based learning environment. The psychometric properties of the Turkish form of the WEBLEI were examined using a sample of 772 post-secondary students from Turkey. A series of CFA were performed to test four models to compare differing conceptualizations of the underlying structure of the WEBLEI to examine whether the WEBLEI comprises four sub-constructs, proposed by Chang and Fisher (2003). Results indicated that the psychometric properties of correlated four-factor model were a satisfactory fit data. Present findings evidence that the WEBLEI is valid and reliable measure of Turkish students’ perceived web-based learning environments traits.