Turkish Adaptation of Principal-Teacher Relationship Scale: Validity and Reliability Study
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Keywords:Principal-teacher relationship scale, Validity, Reliability
In the study, the Principal-Teacher Relationship Scale, created originally by Zee, Roorda, and Hanna (2023), was subjected to an adaptation study for Turkish culture. In line with this aim, data for the study were gathered from 389 teachers working in primary and secondary schools located in the districts of Konya, Turkey. The Principal-Teacher Relationship Scale (PTRS) was used as the data collection tool in the study. The PTRS is a two-dimensional scale consisting of a total of 10 items. As part of the adaptation of the PTRS into Turkish, permission for scale usage was obtained initially. Subsequently, the process of establishing the Turkish language equivalence of the PTRS was initiated. After completing this process, data for the study were collected and analyses were conducted. Within the framework of data analysis, the validity and reliability of the PTRS were tested. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate the validity of the PTRS's two-dimensional structure. The reliability of the PTRS was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Based on the validity and reliability analyses, it was concluded that PTRS is suitable for use in Turkish culture and is a valid and reliable data collection tool.
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