A Scale Development Study on Middle School Students’ Resistance Behaviors

Yolcu E. , Sarı M.

Bartın Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, cilt.9, sa.3, ss.564-576, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14686/buefad.685056
  • Dergi Adı: Bartın Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.564-576


It is vital to detect the students’ behaviors which can adversely affect the flow of learning process. Resistance behaviors are among the factors affecting the flow. It is important to determine these behaviors without mixing them with other behaviors however the number of the related studies is restricted. Therefore, it was thought that developing a scale for determining the students’ resistance behaviors could contribute to the literature. Accordingly, the aim of the study was to develop such a scale. The sample of the research consisted of 1082 middle school students in central towns of Adana within 2017-2018 Education Year. Through the development of Students’ Resistance Behaviors Scale-Student Form (SRBS-S), exploratory, confirmatory factor analyses and reliability analyses were conducted. At the end of the analyses a scale of 34 items and four dimensions was developed and the Cronbach Alpha values for these dimensions and the whole scale were between .78 and .90. Consequently, SRBS-S was found to be a reliable scale to be used to determine students’ resistance behaviors.