This study aimed to examine the scale development studies conducted in the field of educational sciences within the scope of international standards. The document analysis method, one of the qualitative research approaches, was used in the study. In the research process, the scale development studies in the field of educational sciences originating from Türkiye were analysed. A total of 85 studies carried out between the years 2010 and 2023 were included in the research. Within the scope of the research, the criteria such as subject area, sample size, sample type, validity and reliability analyses, item and factor elimination criteria, statistical software were utilized, and researcher status were considered. As a result of the research, it was determined that most scale development/adaptation studies did not meet international standards or were able to meet the standards solely at a certain level. In terms of the sample type variable, there exist quite different types of studies. When the sample size results were reviewed, it was discovered that the samples were insufficient. It was also unearthed that validity and reliability analyses were employed to a great extent but were still insufficient. It was found out that limited or no information about item and factor elimination was given. Whilst statistical software is resorted to in all the studies, some aspects such as researcher status are not included much. As a result of the research, various suggestions were made.
Educational sciences; scale development; international standards