Developing the Perceived Self- Regulation Skills Scale for Fourth Grade Students

Pinar Cavas, Belgin Arslan-Cansever, Gülsen Ünver

Abstract


This paper presents the development process of the Perceived Self-Regulation
Skills Scale for primary fourth grade students. The 34-item trial form of the scale
consists of 4-point Likert-type items that range from 1 to 4 as follows: 1 – Never,
2 – Sometimes, 3 – Often, and 4 - Always. It was administered to 585 fourth grade
students in six primary schools. The total variance explained by three factors
found as a result of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was calculated as 39.61%.
The scale consists of 26 items - 12 items with factor load value varying between
.32 and .74 in the first dimension; 4 items with factor load value varying between
.51 and .67 in the second dimension, and 10 items with factor load value varying
between .32 and .56 in the third dimension. The dimensions were named as follows:
the first dimension is “Planning the Learning Process”, the second dimension is
“Implementation of the Learning Plan” and the third dimension is “Focusing on the
Target and Learning Task”. The validity study was carried out for 529 fourth grade
students attending 11 primary schools. The goodness-of-fit index (GFI) which was
calculated as a result of Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) shows that the items
of the Perceived Self-Regulation Skills Scale are in good or perfect accordance.
Keywords: primary education; primary school students; self-regulated learning


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DOI: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15516/cje.v22i3.3623

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