Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mithat DURAK Clinical Psychologist

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Mithat DURAK, 05.02.2009, Bolu

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the present study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish translation of the Willingness to Self-Censor Scale (WTSC), which consisted of 8 items.

Method: The WTSC was first translated into Turkish and then back translated. Then, it was administrated 251 students enrolled in the Abant Izzet Baysal University. The Shame-Quiltiness Scale, Rotter's Scale for Internal-External Locus of Control, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Trait and State Anxiety Scale, Social Desirability Scale-17, and Alexithymia Scale were also administered in order to assess the criterion validity of WTSC. In addition, the internal validity and test-retest reliability of it on the three-week periods were examined.

Findings: Factor analyses have shown that in line with its original form, the WTSC, which consisted of 8 items, tended to load on a single factor and accounted for 44.94 % of the total variance. The WTSC was significantly correlated with its criterion related scales. Also, the scale predicted the performance related measures such as the generation of words on the free-association task and idea generation in brainstorming task. The coefficients of internal reliability (.82) and test retest reliability (.75) were found to be at satisfactory levels.

Discussion and Conclusion: Findings have indicated that the validity and reliability of WTSC were at satisfactory levels in a Turkish student sample. The psychometric properties of this scale were discussed in light of the literature.

 

 


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  • APA 6th

    Coskun, H., Durak, M., & Elgin, M. V. (2012). Self-Censoring Scale: Validity and Reliability Study. New Symposium, 50(2), 83-89.

  • MLA

    Coskun, H., M. Durak, and M. V. Elgin. "Self-Censoring Scale: Validity and Reliability Study." New Symposium 50.2 (2012): 83-89. Print.

  • AMA

    Coskun H, Durak M, Elgin MV. Self-Censoring Scale: Validity and Reliability Study. New Symposium. 2012;50(2):83-89.

  • Turabian - Chicago 15th

    Coskun, H., M. Durak and M. V. Elgin. "Self-Censoring Scale: Validity and Reliability Study." New Symposium 50, no. 2 (2012): 83-89.

  • Vancouver

    Coskun H, Durak M, Elgin MV. Self-Censoring Scale: Validity and Reliability Study. New Symposium. 2012;50(2):83-9.

Citations to the Publication


Yeni Sempozyum, 2012, 50(2), 83-89.
Hamit Coşkun, Mithat Durak, Veysel Mehmet Elgin

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