Validity and Reliability of Adolescents Academic Inertia Scale
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Education, Burdur, Turkey
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
The aim of the current study is to conduct the validity and reliability studies of the Academic Inertia Scale for Adolescents (AAIS). Inertia is that occurs from not adapting to the current situation, lack of motivation, insufficient self-control and lack of socializing. It has been stated that living in inertia is a result of the individual's preferences. Increasing academic expectations from adolescents causes fatigue in this process. In order for the adolescents to receive effective psychological support, this state of exhaustion and neglect must be first detected, evaluated, and necessary support provided. Based on the relevant knowledge in the literature, this situation is to be first evaluated and then inertia considered. However, in the literature, to our best knowledge, there is no valid and reliable measurement tool to determine inertia in adolescents. The development of the academic inertia scale will be effective in identifying and evaluating the adolescents' situation and making more research on this subject. The study group of the current research is composed of a total of 410 students (234 females and 176 males) attending high school in Konya in 2019-2020 school year and selected through the convenience sampling method.