
2020, Cilt 10, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 114125 

DOI: 10.5961/jhes.2020.373 
An Adaptation Study of A Belief Scale of Confidence, Commitment, Collaboration, and Student Thinking in Math and Science Teaching 
Yasemin KATRANCI^{1}, Sare ŞENGÜL^{2} 
^{1}Kocaeli University, Faculty of Education, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Kocaeli, Turkey ^{2}Marmara University, Atatürk Faculty of Education, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Istanbul, Turkey 
Keywords: Math teaching, Science teaching, Belief, Scale adapting 
In recent years, the increase in studies of teacher beliefs about math and science teaching has required the development of a tool for
evaluating beliefs in these two areas. In this context, Hudson, Kloosterman, and Galindo (2012) developed a scale that was aimed at
measuring preservice teachers’ beliefs that are about confidence, commitment, collaboration, and student thinking in math and science
teaching. The scale consists of ten different subfactors that include 60 items. In this study, it was aimed to adopt this scale. Confirmatory
factor analysis was used to determine the factor structure of the scale. As a result of this analysis, the ratio of X2
df
was found as 2.13. It
was seen that the model shows a perfect fit. The item statistics were obtained by using item analysis. The testretest method was used
to test whether the scale gives consistent results between different applications. There was no significant difference between the two
applications. Cronbach alpha internal consistency calculations were used for reliability analysis. The reliability coefficient of the whole
scale was obtained as 0.935. When all analyses were evaluated as a whole, the scale was found to be a valid and reliable instrument.



