The Development of Lifelong Learning Trends Scale (LLLTS)

Duygu GÜR ERDOĞAN, Zeki ARSAL
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Abstract


The main aim of this study is to develop a a valid and reliable scale to measure lifelong learning trends. For this purpose, general review of the literature was made and scale item pool was created. The scale was carried out with a total of 1644 students who studied in Abant Izzet Baysal and Sakarya University in the Faculty of Education volunteered to participate in the study. Exploratory factor analysis was carried out to demonstrate structure scale of the factor. At the end of the research results, it was found that the scale had a 17-item and two-factor structure. The factors determined according to the substances they contain were called as "willingness to learn" and “openness to improvement”. Total exposition of these two factors is 43.44%. Construct validity of the scale was tested by confirmatory factor analysis. The criterion validity of the scale was also found to be .71. Calculated for the reliability of the scale, Cronbach's alpha internal consistency coefficient was found to be .86 while ω value was calculated as .89. For the scale stability, test-retest reliability coefficient was found to be .76. The findings show that the scale has adequate validity and reliability to measure lifelong learning trends.


Keywords


Lifelong Learning, Trends, Reliability, Validity, Scale.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19126/suje.32361

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