One of the rare, reliable, and valid measurement tools widely used in the field is “Student - Teacher Relationship Scale” (STRS), which was developed by Pianta (1999, 2001). This scale reflects teacher’s perception about his/her relationship with a particular student in the class. In this study, we examined the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of "Student-Teacher Relationship Scale – Short Form", which has been widely used in recent years because of its practicality. Data were collected from 22 institutions and 830 children, and 165 teachers filled out scale for the first five students on their classroom lists. The short form of the scale is a 5 point Likert-type scale with 15-items, including the dimensions of closeness and conflict. At the end of the reliability analysis, internal consistency coefficient for the total score (Cronbach's alpha) was found to be .82. When subscales were considered, in the conflict subscale internal consistency coefficient was found.84, and for closeness it was .76. Test-retest reliability coefficients for conflict subscale were .87, .83 for closeness subscale, and .83 for the total score. The findings showed that the scale displayed two-factor structure of the original short form. Additionally, confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the structure of “Student-Teacher Relationship Scale-Short Form” has been established adequately.
|Journal||Ege Journal of Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Student-Teacher Relationships
- Preschool Period
- Relationship Perception