The development, validity and reliability study of distributed leadership scale Paylaşılan liderlik ölçeǧinin geliştirilmesi: geçerlik ve güvenirlik çalışmaları

ÖZER N., Beycioǧlu K.

Elementary Education Online, vol.12, no.1, pp.77-86, 2013 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: Elementary Education Online
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-86
  • Keywords: Distributed leadership, Elementary schools, Scale development, School leadership
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable scale to reveal teachers' perceptions on distributed leadership in primary schools. For that reason, a survey with 31 items was administered to 157 teachers who were working for state primary schools in Adi{dotless}yaman city centre. For validity studies, content analysis, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were carried out, and also item-total correlations were estimated. For reliability studies, Cronbach Alpha and test-retest correlation coefficients were estimated using the relevant software.Results showed that, Distributed Leadership Scale - DLS, has a single factor structure including 10 items. The Cronbach-Alpha and test-retest coefficients of the scale estimated as ".92" and ".82", respectively. Considering the results obtained from the validity and realiability studies, it can be asserted that Distributed Leadership Scale can be used to measure teachers' views on distributed leadership practices in primary schools.