The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool that can be used to reveal geography teachers' knowledge of place names. A systematic approach was followed to develop the measurement tool. In line with this purpose, the study was carried out in accordance with the methods of the research. The form created in the 2020-2021 academic year was applied to a total of 457 geography teachers working in secondary schools across Turkey who were contacted by the accessible sampling method and volunteered to participate in the survey. Both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted on the sample group. As a result of descriptive analysis, it was determined that the scale consists of 17 items and 3 sub-dimensions. The dimensions of the developed scale are named as length-depth level, geographical education relationship of place names and culture-affiliation relationship of place names. The Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient for the entire scale is .89, while the Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient for each sub-dimension is between .83 and .86. (first factor related to .83, second factor related to .86 and third factor related to .84). A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted as part of the validity of the scale. The result of the analysis confirmed a 3-factor structure. In conclusion, it was revealed that the scale measures the attitude towards place names in a valid and reliable way. A valid and reliable scale was developed that can be used to determine the attitudes of geography teachers about place names. At the end ogf the research, a valid and reliable scale was developed that can be used to determine the attitudes of geography teachers about place names.
Geography Education, Place Names, Scale Development, Measurement, Scale