Reliability and validity study of technology leadership roles of the elementary school administrators

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Problem Statement: It can be said that one of the best ways of being able to see the future and taking massive change decisions on the right time about this aim is to be in reconciliation with information technologies. It can be thought that this reconciliation is possible by perceiving the change and then by changing our some habits in harmony with technology. The societies that perceive the change in a right way, the societies that can not or perceive the change mistakenly will able to affect their future in a negative or positive way according to their way of perceptions. There have been various instruments developed to explore technology leadership in education setting. Most of them are technology leadership proficiencies of school administrators. Thus, new instruments for different approaches have to be developed in school management. This study have aimed to develop an instrument which intends to technology leadership roles of the elementary school administrators. Purpose of the Study: The main purpose of this study was to develop a scale of technology leadership roles of elementary school administrators according to the perceptions of teachers who were working for elementary schools. Method: Descriptive method was used in the study. The validity and reliability studies of the scale were administered to 354 teachers who were working for elementary schools in Gaziantap, Şanli{dotless}urfa, Hatay and Batman. The data were analyzed by SPSS. The structural validity of the scale was examined by principle components factor analysis. The reliability coefficients of the scale were examined by the Cronbach Alpha technique. Findings and Results: Data analysis showed that that the scale has four factors. In the first factor which includes the factor load values change between .745 and .581, in the second factor with seven items factor load values change between .753 and .531, in the third factor that consists of factor load values change between .716 and .532 and on the other hand in the fourth factor of 5 items he factor load values change between .611 and .743 and it was determined these 4 factors explain %68 of the total variance. The reliability of the scale internal consistency coefficient (Cronbach Alpha) was computed. For the low dimensions of the scale Cronbach Alpha is calculated as in an order, 1st dimension .94; 2nd dimension .92; 3rd dimension .91 and 4th dimension .91. The Cronbach Alpha that was calculated for the reliability of the whole scale is .97. © 2009.

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Aslan, B., & Sincar, M. (2009). Reliability and validity study of technology leadership roles of the elementary school administrators. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1(1), 1687–1691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.299

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