Abstract


ATTITUDE SCALE TOWARDS INTEGRATED PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN: VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY STUDY

This study aims to test the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the “Attitude Scale Towards Integrated Physical Education Class for the Development of Children” developed by Block (1995). The data was collected from the students studying in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades of a secondary education institution affiliated to the Ministry of National Education. In accordance with this purpose, the scale was applied to a total of 377 secondary school students, 185 of whom were girls (Mage=12.11±0.81) and 192 of whom were boys (Mage=12.08±0.71). The scale was composed of 2 sub-dimensions and 13 items (general attitude and adapted sportive attitude) and was evaluated with a 3-point rating. In the analysis of the data, Explanatory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) were used for construct validity, whereas Cronbach Alpha reliability analysis and AVE, DR values were used to determine the internal consistency between the items [x2/df=4.7, RMSEA=0.10, SRMR=0.07, NFI=0.92, NNFI=0.91, CFI=0.91]. It was also determined that the internal consistency coefficients ranged from .68 to .69. As a result of the findings, it can be said that the Turkish version of the “Attitude Scale Towards Integrated Physical Education Class for the Development of Children” has the desired level of psychometric properties in the literature in order to measure the attitudes of children towards integrated physical education lesson for their development.



Keywords

Inclusion, Attitude scale, Students with disabilities


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