The Turkish Positive Perception Scale: A Contribution to its Validity and Reliability
Evren Erzen, Özkan Çikrikci

This study aims to conduct Turkish reliability and validity studies on Positive Perception Scale and make this scale available for Turkish researches. The study was conducted on a total of 243 people being 116 girls (47.7%) and 127 boys (52.3%) whose ages differed between 17 and 32 (Mean: 20.93, Sd: 2.41). Language validity form was used to determine the language validity of the positive perception scale. Being obtained from two experts, Cohen Kappa fit indices was found .76 for Turkish language validity of the scale; it was found .72 for foreign language validity. Structural validity values of the scale were determined by GFI, AGFI, CFI, RMSEA, ?2 and ?2/sdrates obtained from confirmatory factor analysis. In this scope, validity of three-factor model of the original scale was tested. The findings showed that this construct of the original scale was valid in Turkish culture as well (RMSEA= .07, CFI= .94, GFI .96, AGFI= .91 and ?2/sd2.46). Oxford Happiness Scale and Life Satisfaction Scale were used to determine the criterion validity of the Positive Perception Scale. It was observed that there were significant relationships between positive perception and happiness (r=.55, p<.001) and life satisfaction (r=.60, p<.001). The reliability coefficients of the scale determined within the scope of Turkish adaptation studies were found to be .73 for self in past sub-dimension; .65 for self-ability sub-dimensions and .76 for human nature sub-dimension. Internal consistency coefficient of the whole scale was .80. Finally, it was found that Turkish adaptation of the positive perception scale was valid and reliable.

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