DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCALE FOR MEASURING PROFESSIONAL SOCIALIZATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale which determines the professional socialization levels of physical education teachers. This study was designed in survey model. Working group of the research is composed of 211 physical education teachers. There are 49 items related to professional socialization in the scale form. Cronbach-Alpha reliability was tested in order to provide proof for reliability. Total correlation analysis was carried out for the items in order to provide proof for item validity. Cronbach-Alpha internal consistency coefficient was found to be .84. The scale was determined to be a 4-factor scale as a result of Exploratory Factor Analysis. Cohesion of the factor structure model which was set forth as a result of Exploratory Factor Analysis was tested through Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Cohesion of the model obtained was tested via cohesion criterion. According to the data obtained, it was seen that the model cohesion values was at acceptable levels. In physical education teachers’ professional socialization scale, a there are total of 31 under four dimensions which are the work satisfaction dimension with 13 items, motivation dimension which 6 items, commitment dimension with 7 items and acquiescence dimension with 5 items. Findings regarding the validity and reliability of the scale show that it has the necessary qualities to be used for determining the professional socialization levels of physical education teachers.
Professional socialization, physical education teachers, development of the scale