Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Developing a scale on the usage of learner control strategy

M. OÄŸuz KUTLU
Cukurova University, Education Faculty, Adana, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 February 2012
  •  Published: 12 March 2012

Abstract

 

The aim of this study was to develop a Likert-like scale in order to measure teachers’ usage level of learner control strategy. This study was carried out with 219 State primary school teachers who were class teachers, Turkish teachers, English teachers, Mathematics teachers, Science teachers, Social Sciences teachers, Religion and Moral teachers and Computer and Technology teachers in the province of Adana in Turkey in the 2010 and 2011 academic years. The data obtained from the factor analysis, the measurement of Kaiser Meyer Olkin (KMO) was found to be 0.827 and the measurement of Bartlett test was found to be 1185.515. According to these results, 5-point likert type scale consisting of 28 items and their load factor ranged from 0.80 to 0.45 were very good and moderate so the scale was created. During the development of the scale, factor analysis was used for constructing validity; Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used for internal consistency and validity. According to the results of the factor analysis, the KMO 0.827 and Bartlett's test 1185.515 were significant at the level of 0.000. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was measured as 0.8819.

 

Key words: Learner control strategy, constructivism, elaboration theory, component display theory, computer assisted instruction