The Language Teaching Methods Scale: Reliability and Validity Studies

Burcu Okmen, Abdurrahman Kilic


APA 6th edition
Okmen, B., & Kilic, A. (2016). The Language Teaching Methods Scale: Reliability and Validity Studies. European Journal of Educational Research, 5(3), 137-148. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.5.3.137

Harvard
Okmen B., and Kilic A. 2016 'The Language Teaching Methods Scale: Reliability and Validity Studies', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 137-148. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.5.3.137

Chicago 16th edition
Okmen, Burcu and Kilic, Abdurrahman . "The Language Teaching Methods Scale: Reliability and Validity Studies". (2016)European Journal of Educational Research 5, no. 3(2016): 137-148. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.5.3.137

Abstract

The aim of this research is to develop a scale to determine the language teaching methods used by English teachers. The research sample consisted of 300 English teachers who taught at Duzce University and in primary schools, secondary schools and high schools in the Provincial Management of National Education in the city of Duzce in 2013-2014 academic Year. Data collected were subjected to Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis and the Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient was computed. The Exploratory Factor Analysis results showed that the scale consisted of 5 factors. These factors were named as Active Teaching Method, Listening Based Teaching Method, Four Basic Skills Based Method, Speaking Based Method and Grammar Based Method. The total variance explained by the 5 factors was determined to be 54.69%. The Confirmatory Factor Analysis results confirmed the 5-factors structure. The Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient was computed as .89. It is thought that this scale can be used to identify language teaching methods that English teachers use as a reliable and valid scale.

Keywords: Language teaching, teaching methods, scale development