A DEVELOPMENT OF THE HABITS OF MIND INVENTORY

Hasan Akdeniz, Gülay Ekici

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The aim of this study is to develop an inventory of individuals' habits of mind. A 256-item was generated and presented to the expert opinion during the development of the inventory. After the validity of the Lawshe analysis, 144 items were excluded from the inventory. There are 16 scales in the inventory. The draft inventory of 112 items was applied to 707 students studying in science and art centers during 2017-2018 academic year. In order to determine the suitability of the data for factor analysis, Kaiser-Meyer Olkin (KMO) coefficient and Barlett's Sphericity test, Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) for providing proof of construct validity, Cronbach's Alpha for the purpose of determining reliability , item total correlation for providing proof of internal validity of the items, Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) calculations were made for the suitability of sub-dimensions. As a result of the transactions, the inventory has been proven to be a useful tool in determining the habits of minds of individuals.

 

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habits of mind, inventory development, gifted and talented student

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