Adaption of Talent Management Scale into Turkish: Sinop University Case

Elife Dogan Kilic, Huseyin Serin, Ozge Karakus, Ozkan Ergene, E. Cihat Corbaci, Nayil Kilic


As a result of globalization, talented employees have been needed in the workplace anymore. With being hired of talented employees, new understanding of management has appeared and talent management has gained importance due to this new understanding. Talent management is a kind of management understanding according to which employees feel motivated and have desire to move forward by taking the initiative, trust in their knowledge and expertise has increased, they believe that they can control the incidents and the conditions which enable them to fulfill the tasks which are suitable and meaningful for them for the sake of organizational purposes have been composed (Doğan, 2006). Talent management is composed of a five-step process, which these steps are hiring, keeping, improving, performance and strengthening personnel. The purpose of this study is to adapt the scale which was used by Oehley (2007) in the thesis of “The Development and Evaluation of a Partial Talent Management Competency Model” for prospective teachers in Turkey. The adaptation study was conducted with 133 prospective teachers who are continuing their education in the Faculty of Education of Sinop University. In the adaptation study, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted. The original scale is composed of 44 items. In the first step of the adaptation study, 40 items are included in the Turkish form with regard to expert opinions. As a result of exploratory factor analysis conducted, item 8 was excluded from the scale. The scale has come up with 8 sub-dimensions as it is in the original scale. To test its accuracy, confirmatory factor analysis was conducted for 39 items.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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