Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1964

Full Length Research Paper

Developing the “Pedagogical Efficacy Perception Scale” for teacher candidates

Ahmet AKBABA
  • Ahmet AKBABA
  • Yuzuncu Yil University, Educational Faculty, Department of Educational Sciences, Van, Turkey
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  •  Received: 01 January 2015
  •  Accepted: 02 February 2015
  •  Published: 23 February 2015

Abstract

This study aims to develop the “Pedagogical Efficacy Perception Scale” for teacher candidates and to compare scale scores. The sample of this survey model study consists of 310 students studying in a faculty of education. The “Pedagogical Efficacy Perception Scale” developed by the author was used for data collection. Exploratory factor analysis shows that it is a two-factor scale. These factors are “Pedagogical Attitudes” and “Pedagogical Efficacy Perception”. The calculated Pearson correlation coefficients indicate that there are good level correlations between the scores obtained in the sub-scales “Pedagogical Efficacy Perception Scale” and “Pedagogical Attitudes”, and there are high correlations between the scores obtained in the sub-scale “Pedagogical Attitudes” and the total scores and between the scores in the sub-scale “Pedagogical Efficacy Perception” and the total scores. The scores obtained via the measurement tool demonstrate that there is an intergroup difference in sub-dimensions by branch and study period.

Key words: Pedagogy, pedagogical qualification, pedagogical attitude, human training, scale.