p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2019 Volume 9
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2019,
Page(s): 40-48
Original Empirical Research
Received: June 26, 2017; Accepted: April 6, 2018; Published online: December 7, 2018
doi:10.2399/yod.18.024; Copyright © 2019, Deomed
Reliability and Validity of a Self-efficacy Instrument for Academics' Oral Communication in a Foreign Language
Ömer Özer1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Özler Çakır2 ORCIDID, N. Bilge Uzun2 ORCIDID
1School of Foreign Languages, Adana Science and Technology University, Adana, Turkey
2Faculty of Education, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable and valid self-efficacy scale which intends to measure academics' self-efficacy beliefs in oral communication in a foreign language. The data in this study were collected from 395 academics working in state and foundation universities in Turkey. The 29 items in the scale trial form were rated on a 10-point Likert scale. After ensuring that the assumptions were met, an exploratory factor analysis was performed, which indicated a structure with one factor and 19 items. The 19 items in one dimension explained 75.709% of the variance in academics' self-efficacy beliefs in oral communication in a foreign language. The overall internal consistency reliability of the scale was high, with a Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient of .982. The results indicate that our self-efficacy instrument is reliable and valid for measuring academics' oral communication self-efficacy beliefs in a foreign language.
Keywords: Academics, oral communication, reliability, self-efficacy belief, validity
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