Investigating the Psychometric Characteristics of Classroom Management Styles Scale

Sümer AKTAN, Fahri SEZER


The aim of this study is to adapt Inventory of Classroom Management Style (ICMS), a scale used to determine classroom management style of teachers, into Turkish. 306 teachers, who currently work under Ministry of National Education in Turkey, have participated in the study where appropriate sampling was used. Within the scope of the study, the aforesaid inventory was translated into Turkish and psychometric aspects were investigated. Construct validity of the inventory was determined by Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). Any incomplete or inaccurate values as well as normality assumptions required for analysis were tested prior to conducting factor analysis. Based on the findings, it was found that the inventory, containing12 items and four dimensions, had sufficient goodness of fit indices. Item analysis was performed for the items of the scale and it was found out that the items were capable for sufficient distinctiveness. Pearson correlation coefficient was used for correlations between sub-dimensions of ICMS whereas Cronbach’s alpha was used to determine internal consistency (i.e. reliability) of the scale. Internal consistency levels of the scale were found to be within the acceptable limits in terms of sub-dimensions and general level.


classroom management; styles of classroom management; scale of classroom management styles; confirmatory factor analysis; scale adaptation

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