This study aims to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Statistical Anxiety Scale developed by Vigil-Colet et al. (2008). 350 social science undergraduate students who enrolled in a statistics course and took the course exam participated in the study voluntarily. Data were collected via survey and explanatory factor analysis, correlation, and also reliability analysis was conducted. The findings of explanatory factor analysis are consistent with the original factor structure of the scale. Therefore, the sub-factors of Statistical Anxiety are named as it was in the literature; examination anxiety, asking for help anxiety, and interpretation anxiety. The finding suggests that the data set collected in the study indicates validity. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was also calculated for internal consistency for reliability analysis. Cronbach's alpha coefficients calculated for each factor show that the scale is reliable. Therefore, it is concluded that the Turkish version of the statistical anxiety scale ensures validity and reliability.
Publication Date : January 15, 2021
|APA||Bektaş, H , Akman, S , Yeşilaltay, E . (2021). İstatistik Kaygı Ölçeğinin (SAS) Psikometrik Özelliklerinin İncelenmesi . İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi , 8 (1) , 1-14 . DOI: 10.17336/igusbd.627197|