Social-Emotional Educational Leadership: A Study of Scale Adaptation

Volume 5 Issue 2 (March 2020)
Sümeyra Dilek UYLAS Türkan ARGON
Pages: 100-106 Download Count : 185 View Count: 252 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.676915 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The purpose of this study is to adapt Social-Emotional Educational Leadership Sümeyra Dilek UYLAS, Türkan ARGON (SEL) scale into the Turkish language. The research was implemented on the 286 primary and secondary school teachers. The one-dimensional model which was consisted of 29 items was found coherent in the confirmatory factor analysis. In the adaptation study of Social-Emotional Education Leadership Scale, firstly language adaptation was done and then validity and reliability studies were conducted. Internal consistency, item and factor analysis studies were conducted to examine psychometric features of the scale. In terms of statistical validity and reliability of Social-emotional Leadership Scale, Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Cronbach’s Alpha techniques were utilized. The result of reliability analysis was .98, and the scale was found reliable. Confirmatory factor analysis’ results show that scale’s original one-dimensional model was appropriate for the Turkish sample (x²=1231.19, df=377, p=.0000, χ2/df=3.26, RMSEA=.08, NFI=.98, NNFI=.99, CFI=.99, IFI=.99, SRMR=.03, GFI=.77, AGFI=.74). In this case, the scale is considered as a reliable and valid instrument in terms of measuring social-emotional educational leadership degree in the education process of education leaders in Turkey.

Keywords

  • Social-Emotional Educational Leadership
  • Adaptation
  • Validity
  • Reliability.
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