ASSESMENT OF SCHOOL LIFE: RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF QUALITY OF SCHOOL LIFE SCALE


Sari M.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.344-355, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 42
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.344-355

Özet

The main purpose of this study is to re-examine the reliability and the validity of the Quality of School Life Scale (QSLS) which was developed by Sari (2007). Totally 578 students from 4th - 7th grades in six elementary schools which are located in Adana central province participated to the study. Construct validity of the scale was studied by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficients were examined in reliability studies. As the results of these analyses, it has been found that the scale consists of five factors (Teachers, Students, Affects toward school, Administrator and Status) and 35 items with 46.92% of the total variance. Cronbach Alpha coefficients were calculated as 83, .80, .82, .77 and .69. Also results of confirmatory factor analysis show that the model fitness indicator indexes meet the statistical standards [chi(2)=2003.03 (sd=547, p<.001), (chi(2)/sd=3.66, RMSEA=0.068, NNFI = 0.94, CFI = 0.95 ve GFI=0.83].

The main purpose of this study is to re-examine the reliability and the validity of the Quality of School Life Scale (QSLS) which was developed by Sari (2007). Totally 578 students from 4th - 7th grades in six elementary schools which are located in Adana central province participated to the study. Construct validity of the scale was studied by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficients were examined in reliability studies. As the results of these analyses, it has been found that the scale consists of five factors (Teachers, Students, Affects toward school, Administrator and Status) and 35 items with 46.92% of the total variance. Cronbach Alpha coefficients were calculated as 83, .80, .82, .77 and .69. Also results of confirmatory factor analysis show that the model fitness indicator indexes meet the statistical standards [chi(2)=2003.03 (sd=547, p<.001), (chi(2)/sd=3.66, RMSEA=0.068, NNFI = 0.94, CFI = 0.95 ve GFI=0.83].