International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, vol.14, no.2, pp.1372-1391, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Turkish language teaching centers for foreigners have been founded in many universities in Turkey. However, there are hardly any scale development studies in the relevant literature to identify the attitudes of language teachers towards students in the teaching environment. This study was carried out in order to fill the void in the field. The study group of the study consisted of 184 instructors teaching Turkish to foreigners at the Ulutömer language school of Uludağ University in Bursa as well as at other state, foundation and private universities in Turkey. In order to test the construct validity of the scale, firstly a model was created with the sample group by means of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), and it was decided whether the structure of the scale would be confirmed by using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). As a result of the analysis done, RMSEA turned out to be = 0.085, NFI = 0.93, NNFI = 0.91, SRMR = 0.08 and CFI = 0.95. According to the results of the exploratory factor analysis, a 3-factor scale, body language, motivation and class participation, consisting of a total of 57 items with factor load values of .30 and above, was obtained and the total variance explanation rate was calculated as 42,094%. Cronbach's Alpha analysis was used to determine the internal consistency of the scale and since this value approaching 1 meant an increase in reliability, it was found that the overall reliability level of the scale was 0.932. The SPSS 24.0 program was used for statistical analysis.