Reasoning Ways Scale: Validity and Reliability Study for Teachers

Volume 8 Issue 4 (October 2023)
Meltem Yalın Uçar
Pages: 1054-1064 Download Count : 188 View Count: 206 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1320888 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This study investigated whether the Reasoning Ways Scale is a valid and reliable teacher measurement tool. The Reasoning Ways Scale, previously developed for pre-service teachers consist of seven sub-dimensions and 21 items. In this study, for the validity and reliability of the Reasoning Ways Scale for teachers, 520 teachers working in different cities and in different branches in the 2022-2023 academic year were reached by appropriate sampling method. The study data were analyzed using SPSS 25.0. Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses were conducted for the construct validity of the Reasoning Ways Scale for teachers. As a result of these analyses, it was determined that the instrument had a structure consisting of seven sub-dimensions and 21 items. The reliability coefficients of the sub-dimensions of the measurement tool were obtained as Verbal, 0.85; Historical, 0.81; Algebraic, 0.78; Intuitive, 0.77; Analogical, 0.72; Inductive, 0.67 and Deductive, 0.61. The statistical results also supported acceptable goodness-of-fit indices for the seven-dimensional factor structure of the instrument/acceptable goodness-of-fit indices for the dimensional factor structure; (χ²(210) =3378.718; p<0.01), RMSEA= 0.041; GFI= 0.947; AGFI= 0.928; CFI= 0.953. Cronbach's Alpha reliability coefficient of the overall scale was .74. The results obtained are statistically similar to those of the Reasoning Ways Scale. Therefore, the Reasoning Ways Scale is a valid and reliable instrument for Teachers.

Keywords

  • Reasoning
  • reasoning ways
  • scale validity
  • scale reliability
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