The adaptation of teacher enthusiasm scale into Turkish language: Validity and reliability study
AbstractThe present study aims to adapt the “Teacher Enthusiasm Scale” developed by Kunter, Frenzel, Nagy, Baumert and Pekrun (2011) to Turkish and carry out validity and reliability analyses for the Turkish version of the scale. Study group 1 consisted of teachers working in the province of Antalya in the 2019-2020 academic year. Linguistic equivalence studies were carried out to determine the consistency between the Turkish version of the scale and the English version. Study group 2 involved 529 teachers working in various provinces of Turkey in the 2019-2020 academic year. Based on the findings obtained, it can be suggested that the Teacher Enthusiasm Scale is an appropriate data collection tool to evaluate teaching enthusiasm and subject enthusiasm based on teachers' perceptions. Within the scope of this research, the concept of teacher enthusiasm was introduced to the national literature, and validity and reliability analyses of a scale that can be used to evaluate teachers' perceived enthusiasm for teaching and the subject were carried out through the adaptation of the scale into Turkish. These findings indicate that the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Teacher Enthusiasm Scale are appropriate.
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