Development of The Scale of Earthquake Knowledge Level: Validity and Reliability Study

2020-02-04T23:11:44Z (GMT) by Murat GENÇ Erol Sozen
The study group of this research, which aims to develop The Scale of Earthquake Knowledge Level, consists of students studying at Duzce University in the academic year 2018-2019. A total of 728 volunteers, 501 of whom were women and 227 were men, was included in the research group determined by random sampling method. As a result of the exploratory factor analysis, which was completed after testing the suitability of the data for analysis, the scale showed a three-dimensional structure consisting of 19 items. The factors that constitute the scale explain 61,744% of the variance. The sub-dimensions of the scale were named based on the knowledge about the earthquake. The suitability of the obtained model was 0.072 for RMSEA, 0.93 for NFI, 0,89 for GFI, 0.041 for RMR, and 0.86 for AGFI. As a result of the reliability analysis, the internal consistency coefficient (Cronbach alpha) of the scale was determined as 0.868. It is thought that this developed scale will provide support as a tool for educational purposes. It is recommended to carry out different researches that can help to investigate the level of knowledge about the earthquake with different variables.