The Adaptation Study of the Questionnaires of the Attitude Towards Call (A-Call), the Attitude Towards Cal (A-Cal), the Attitude Towards Foreign Language Learning (A-Fll) to Turkish Language

Abdullah SAYKILI

This study primarily aims to adapt the Foreign Language Learning (FLL), Computer assisted Learning (CAL) and Computer assisted Language Learning (CALL) scales developed by Vandewaetere and Desmet into Turkish context. The instrument consists of three scales which are the attitude towards CALL questionnaire (A-CALL) (composed of 20 questions), the attitude towards CAL questionnaire (A-CAL) (composed of 9 questions) and the attitude towards FLL questionnaire (A-FLL) (composed of 31 questions) respectively. The participants consisted of 375 university students who volunteered to answer the questions. The participants were students at the foreign language preparatory school of a state university in Turkey. The participants were selected using convenience sampling method. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was carried out on the data. The results were often compared with the original scale. The adapted version of the A-CALL questionnaire indicates a similar goodness of fit with the original one, which is mediocre. CFA results indicate that the adapted version of the A-CAL questionnaire is compatible with the original questionnaire showing a fit from mediocre to good. Again, CFA results of the A-FLL subscales reveal a consistent fit with the original subscale.

KEYWORDS: Computer assisted language learning, computer assisted learning, foreign language learning, attitude, scale adaptation.

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.382659