Validation of self-regulatory capacity in vocabulary learning scale in Turkish

YEŞİLBURSA A. A. J. A., Bilican R.

Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.70, pp.882-886 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 70
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.134
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.882-886
  • Keywords: self-regulatory capacity, vocabulary learning, validation, Turkish high school students
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the findings of an adaptation and validation study of a questionnaire designed to measure self-regulatory capacity in vocabulary to a Turkish English as a Foreign Language context. First, the instrument was translated into Turkish and back translated into English. it was then administered to 102 pre-intermediate high school students. Confirmatory factor analysis validated the original higher order model after the removal of all envirornment control items and two emotion control items. The findings suggest that the Turkish version of the questionnaire can be a reliable and valid measurement of self-regulated vocabulary learning in high school students. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012