The aim of this study is to develop the political literacy scale. The study group
consisted of 440 undergraduate students studying at a university in Istanbul.
Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used in
the study. EFA result indicates that the scale consists of 24 items and 5 factors and
63,852% of the total variance is explained. Factors were named as Political Expertise,
Political Knowledge, Political Awareness, Political Interest and Political Participation.
As a result of the CFA, it was determined that the scale had 24 items and the fit indices
of the structure were sufficient (χ2/sd = 1.53, RMSEA = 070, SRMR =.07). Item-total
correlations of the scale were found to range between .48 and .70. Cronbach Alpha
internal consistency coefficient of the scale was found to be as .89. Based on these
findings, it can be said that the scale can be used in a valid and reliable way in
measuring the political literacy skills of individuals