Developing a Teacher Trainees' Democratic Values Scale: Validity and reliability analyses

Selvi K.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.34, no.9, pp.1171-1178, 2006 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2006.34.9.1171
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1171-1178
  • Keywords: teacher trainees, democratic values, scale, education, values, behavior, democracy
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to develop a Teacher Trainees' Democratic Values Scale (TTDVS) related to educational life. The TTDVS was determined by using factor analysis, which was conducted with 979 participants. The scale is composed of 24 items grouped into three subscales, which can be combined into a main scale. The results of the study showed that the TTDVS has an identifiable factor structure and it is a reliable and valid scale.