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EXAMINATION OF SCALES IN RECREATION AREA USED IN TURKEY

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Author(s): Evren AĞYAR | Tennur YERLİSU LAPA

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 305;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Leisure Time | Recreation | Validity and Reliability

ABSTRACT
Recently leisure and recreation became significant concepts in our country. Departments were established in various faculty and schools and academicians have made studies contributing to the field and literature. Taking into consideration these studies, the aim of this research is to analyze scales in recreation field developed in our country or adapted to our language according to content, method, year, authors, journals and institutions. This study is a descriptive study and data collection method is literature review. According to the results of the study 18 scales were detected among which 12 were adapted and the remaining 6 scales were developed in our country. The first adaptation study was conducted in 2004 and most adaptation and development studies were conducted in 2006. In reliability studies, test re-test analysis, internal consistency with Cronbach’s alpha and item analysis were examined. In order to examine validity, explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses were evaluated. Predominantly studies were presented in international sport congresses, consisted of master and doctoral dissertations and published in national sport sciences journals. Culturally adapted scales contribute to literature by making cross-cultural comparisons and develop new scales specific to the culture. Development of new scales is expected to enrich recreation field academically.
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