International Journal of Progressive Education
Abbreviation: IJPE | ISSN (Print): 1554-5210 | DOI: 10.29329/ijpe

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(1) 86-96

Psychometric Properties of the Self Description Questionnaire for Preschoolers in a Sample of 3- to 5-year-old Turkish Children

Sonnur Işıtan

pp. 86 - 96   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2020.329.6

Published online: February 01, 2021  |   Number of Views: 8  |  Number of Download: 28


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to adapt the Self Description Questionnaire for Preschoolers into Turkish and to examine the self-concept of Turkish preschoolers based on sex and age. A total of 420 preschoolers participated in the study. The viability of the six-factor solution for the Turkish sample was examined using the first- and second-order confirmatory factor analysis. As hypothesized, two items in the verbal subscale did not work in the Turkish sample. The results demonstrated that the first- and second-order factor models with 36-item and six-factor fit the Turkish sample data well. The observed scores obtained from the six sub-scales have acceptable alpha values except the verbal subscale. No sex differences were  observed in self-concept scores of Turkish preschoolers. However, there was a statistically significant age difference on mathematics self-concept scale scores. Further studies should generate substitute items reflecting early literacy skills targeted in the Turkish Preschool Education Program.

Keywords: Self-Concept, Preschoolers, Instrument Adaptation


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Isitan, S. (2021). Psychometric Properties of the Self Description Questionnaire for Preschoolers in a Sample of 3- to 5-year-old Turkish Children . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(1), 86-96. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.329.6

Harvard
Isitan, S. (2021). Psychometric Properties of the Self Description Questionnaire for Preschoolers in a Sample of 3- to 5-year-old Turkish Children . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(1), pp. 86-96.

Chicago 16th edition
Isitan, Sonnur (2021). "Psychometric Properties of the Self Description Questionnaire for Preschoolers in a Sample of 3- to 5-year-old Turkish Children ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (1):86-96. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.329.6.

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