The aim of this study is to develop the scale of assignment anxiety for teacher candidates to Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. The study group of the research consisted of 461 pre-service teachers studying at universities in the Marmara region. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used in the study. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used in the study. Within the scope of the study, first, an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted with the data obtained from 300 students. Then, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed with the data obtained from the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and the data obtained from 161 students. The result of the AFA shows that the scale consists of 25 items and 3 factors and 71.349% of the total variance was explained. Factors were named as “Anxiety about Assignment, Anxiety about Educational Problems, and Anxiety about Security”. As a result of CFA, it was determined that the scale was item and the fit indexes of the structure obtained were sufficient (χ2/sd= 2.95, RMSEA= .02, SRMR= .07, CFI=.94, GFI=.90, AGFI=.87). Total item correlations of the scale. It varies between .40 and .89. Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient of the scale was found to vary between .80 and .85 according to sub-factors. Considering these results, it can be said that the scale will measure the anxiety levels of pre-service teachers about being appointed to Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia in a valid and reliable way.
Keywords: Assignment to the East, Anxiety, Prospective Teacher