TURKISH STUDY OF INVENTORY OF STUDENT EVALUATION ACCEPTANCE (ISEA) SCALE

Kadir Bilen

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This study aimed to adapt the ISEA (Inventory of Student Evolution Acceptance) developed by Nadelson and Southerland (2012) to Turkish students by undertaking the required validity and reliability studies on the scale. Subsequent to obtaining permit from the authors of the scale, scale items were translated into Turkish by the researchers. Translation validity was investigated with the help of translation agreement rating forms checked by English and Turkish linguistics experts. After ensuring language validity, the Turkish form was given to 632 senior high school students. Varimax orthogonal rotation on oblique axes was used in factor analysis to assign factors in the scale. Analysis results provided a three factor scale with 22 items. The Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient was found and the test-retest method was used to analyze the reliability of the ISEA scale: a Cronbach’s alpha value for the whole scale was identified to be 0,79 while values of 0,80, 0,70 and 0,697 were found for the first, second and third factors respectively. The Spearman-Brown split-halves reliability value was calculated as 0,847 and the test-retest reliability coefficient was 0,76.

 

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theory of evolution, recognition of evolution theory, high school students

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