Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1998

Full Length Research Paper

Development tasks supporting scale for fathers

Perihan ÜNÜVAR1* and Hülya ÅžAHÄ°N2
1Department of Preschool Education, Faculty of Education, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey. 2Department of Counseling and Guidance, Faculty of Education, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 July 2011
  •  Published: 19 November 2011

Abstract

In present study, “development tasks supporting scale” (DTSS) for fathers has been developed. Study group consists of 205 fathers with children between ages 3-6 attending pre-school education institutions. Validity and reliability tests have been conducted on the 36-item trial form of the scale. For the validity test, expert views, explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis, bottom and top 27% group discrimination and item total correlation coefficients have been calculated. At the end of explanatory factor analysis, a structure with 17 items and five dimensions has been obtained. Five dimensions explain 64.46% of the total variance. As a result of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), it has been determined that compatibility statistics of scale are [RMSEA (0.03), RMR (0.07) and SRMR (0.05), GFI (0.93), AGFI (0.89), NNFI (0.98), CFI (0.98)] near perfection. Cronbach alpha value of the reliability of scale has been calculated as 0.84 and re-tests reliability as 0.86.

Key words: Fatherhood, development task, children, scale, 3-6 ages.

Abbreviation

DTSS, Development tasks supporting scale; CFA, confirmatory factor analysis