This study aims to develop a scale to measure individuals' academic self-efficacy towards art education. In line with this purpose, findings on scale development stages, Cronbach's Alpha for validity and reliability analysis, reliability tests, exploratory factor analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis were included. In this direction, because of the literature review conducted by the researcher, an item pool consisting of 37 items for academic self-efficacy in art education was created. The question items sent to 12 field experts using the Davis technique were reduced to 33 items in line with expert opinions. The 33-item draft scale was applied to 347 visual arts teacher candidates studying at the undergraduate level at Trabzon, Fırat, Sivas Cumhuriyet, Giresun, and Rize Universities in the 2022-2023 academic year for exploratory factor analysis. The construct validity of the results of the exploratory factor analysis was tested with confirmatory factor analysis. To conduct this test, the relationship between the factors and the model fit was determined by conducting an application with 250 visual arts teacher candidates studying at Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal, Bursa Uludağ, Osmaniye Korkut Ata and Pamukkale Universities at the undergraduate level. As a result of the exploratory factor analysis, the scale was collected under four factors and its accuracy was tested with confirmatory factor analysis. The first factor of the scale was called academic self-efficacy (8 items), the second factor was art education (8 items), the third factor was social interest (4 items), and the fourth factor was inadequacy (3 items). The Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient of the scale was calculated as 0.90 and the test-retest reliability was calculated as 0.92. These results indicate that the reliability of the scale is high. The scale developed to determine the academic self-efficacy of individuals receiving art education towards art education consists of 23 items. The fact that the sub-dimensions of the scale show a positive and significant relationship with the total scale and with each other shows that there is construct validity.


Art Education1, Academic Self-Efficacy 2, Academic Self-Efficacy Scale for Art Education 3.