A Validity and Reliability Study on the Development of the Values Scale in Turkey

Dilmac B., Aricak O. T. , Cesur S.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.14, no.5, pp.1661-1671, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12738/estp.2014.5.2124
  • Page Numbers: pp.1661-1671


The purpose of the present study is to examine the initial psychometric properties of the Values Scale for adults. While developing the first stage of the Values Scale, open-ended data on the values held by 216 university students were obtained. During the second stage, the validity and reliability studies of the 60-item Values Scale obtained by the categorization of the data were conducted on a total of 616 adults who were studying at or who had graduated from the universities in the province of Konya, Turkey. A total 39 values falling under nine factors were obtained as a result of the exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. The Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficients of the Values Scale were calculated on a factor basis. As a result of the analyses, the Cronbach alpha values were calculated as.90 for "Social Values,".80 for "Career Values" .78 for "Intellectual Values," .81 for "Spirituality," .78 for "Materialistic Values,".61 for " Human Dignity,".66 for " Romantic Values," .65 for "Freedom," and .63 for "Futuwwa (Generosity and Courage)." Consequently, the first psychometric findings indicate that the Values Scale can be used as a valid and reliable measurement tool.