Teacher Tolerance Scale: Validity and Reliability Study


Kasap S.

Siirt Eğitim Dergisi, vol.1, no.2, pp.30-48, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Siirt Eğitim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-48

Abstract

This study aims to develop a reliable and valid measurement tool for the assessment of teacher tolerance. 

The stages of developing a scale can be broadly listed as follows; creating the items, seeking expert 

opinion, pre-testing, validity study, factor analysis, and reliability study. The study for the development 

of the scale was carried out on a total of 654 teachers. The Teacher Tolerance Scale has a rating of "Not 

suitable at all", "Slightly suitable", "Adjustable", "Very suitable", "Totally suitable" and a 5-point scale.

As a result of the exploratory factor analysis performed to examine the construct validity of the scale, a 

3-factor structure consisting of 17 items was obtained. These factors are respectively; ignorance, 

forgiveness, mercy. For the validity and reliability studies of the teacher tolerance scale, the Cronbach’s 

alpha reliability coefficient was found to be 0.84. The KMO sample fit coefficient of the scale was found 

to be 0.87 and Bartlett's test (χ²=233.160; p <0.05). These results show that the Teacher Tolerance Scale 

is a valid and reliable measurement tool. As a result, as a result of exploratory factor analysis and 

confirmatory factor analysis, a valid and reliable scale consisting of 17 items and 3 factors with a 

Cronbach’s Alpha value of 0.84 and model fit index values expressed as "excellent" was obtained.