KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.11, no.2, pp.520-527, 2011 (SSCI)
The purpose of this study is to develop an "Elementary School Student Burnout Scale for Grades 6-8". The study group included 691 students out of 10 schools in Eskisehir. Both Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis were conducted on the data (Burnout stem from school activities, burnout stem from family, feeling of insufficiency in school, lack of interest towards school). A four factor solution was emerged with 26 items. These four factors explain 59% of the total variance. Factor loadings ranged from .42-.81. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient for the sub-dimensions ranged from the lowest .76 to the highest .92. Split-half correlation coefficient for the sub-dimensions ranged from .65 to .81. The model indices emerged from the Confirmatory Factor Analysis [GFI = 0.94, AGFI = 0.91, PGFI = 0.89, RMSEA = 0.07, CFI = 0.91; (chi 2 = 787.6, df = 293, p < .01)] indicated that there was a good fit. To establish criterion validity of the scale, "Academic Expectations Stress Inventory" was used. The correlation coefficients between the two scales as well as among the sub-dimensions of the scales varied from the lowest .20 to the highest .38.