THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE TURKISH VERSION OF THE SELF-COMPASSION SCALE


DENİZ M. E. , Kesici Ş., Sümer A.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.36, no.9, pp.1151-1159, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2008.36.9.1151
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1151-1159
  • Keywords: Self-Compassion Scale, Turkey, RELATIONSHIP STYLES, NEGATIVE AFFECT, AUTONOMY, CONNECTEDNESS, AUTHENTICITY, EXPLORATION, CRITICISM, MUTUALITY, BEHAVIOR

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to adapt the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS; Neff, 2003) into Turkish and test the validity and reliability of the measure. The study was conducted in four phases with 341 (184 female, 157 male) university students. Both the Turkish and original versions of the SCS were applied to 66 English language teachers to examine the language equivalence. Since the scale had high levels of language equivalence, validity and reliability studies were conducted. For construct validity, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, discriminant validity and item-total correlations were employed. For reliability, internal consistency and test-retest analysis were employed. Results demonstrated that the Turkish version of the SCS is a valid and reliable measure.