RESEARCH ARTICLE / ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI


The Reliability and Validity Of Turkish Version Of Coronavirus Anxiety Scale
Koronavirüs Kaygı Ölçeği’nin Türkçe Güvenirlik ve Geçerlik Çalışması

Hüdanur AKKUZU1, Fatıma Nurefşan YUMUŞAK2, Gülşen KARAMAN3, Nefise LADİKLİ4, Zeynep TÜRKKAN5, Erdi BAHADIR6


Abstract:

The new type of coronavirus (COVID-19), which occurs in Wuhan, China, and turns into a pandemic in a short time, differs from other coronavirus outbreaks in terms of spreading rate and mortality rates. COVID19, which is also effective on psychological health with the traumatic experiences it brings along with physical health, can cause anxiety in individuals directly or indirectly. In this study, it was aimed to examine the reliability and validity of the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, developed to measure COVID-19 induced anxiety, in the Turkish sample. A total of 1176 people, 793 females, and 383 males, participated in the study. Demographic data form, Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale and Health Cognitions Questionnaire were applied to the participants. For the language validity of the scale, suitable Turkish item translations were prepared by getting expert opinions. Exploratory factor analysis showed that it has a single factor structure. As a result of confirmatory factor analysis, the structure of the scale was found suitable for the research sample. Scale items were found to have high discrimination. Test-retest and criterion-related reliability findings showed that the scale has a high-reliability value. According to the data obtained, the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale is a valid and reliable measurement tool for the Turkish sample and it is suitable to be used in future studies.

Keywords: COVID19, Anxiety, Test Anxiety Scale

 

1Uzm. Klnk. Psk., Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf Üniversitesi, Doktora Öğrencisi, İstanbul, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000- 0002-8643-9684
2Uzm. Klnk. Psk., Serbest Araştırmacı, İstanbul, Orcid İd: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-3620-1782
3Uzm. Klnk. Psk., Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf Üniversitesi, Doktora Öğrencisi, İstanbul, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000- 0002-9622-3713
4Ar. Gör., Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf Üniversitesi, Psikoloji Bölümü, İstanbul, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002 1033- 7251
5Uzm. Klnk. Psk., Serbest Araştırmacı, İstanbul, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-7142-0868
6Uzm. Klnk. Psk., Gümüşhane Devlet Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Polikliniği, Gümüşhane, Orcid Id: https://orcid.org/ 0000 0002- 8404-1779
Address of correspondence/Yazışma adresi: Uzm. Klnk. Psk.Erdi Bahadır, Gümüşhane Devlet Hastanesi, Psikiyatri
Polikliniği, Gümüşhane. E-mail: erdibhdr@gmail.com
Date of Received/Geliş Tarihi: 11.06.2020, Date of Revision/Düzeltme Tarihi: 14.07.2020, Date of Acceptance/Kabul
Tarihi: 21.07.2020 Date of Online Publication/Çevirimiçi Yayın Tarihi: 27.07.2020
Citing/ Referans Gösterimi: Akkuzu, H., Yumuşak, F.N., Karaman, G., Ladikli, N., Türkkan Z., Bahadır, E. (2020).
Koronavirüs Kaygı Ölçeği’nin Türkçe Güvenirlik ve Geçerlik Çalışması. Kıbrıs Türk Psikiyatri ve Psikoloji Dergisi, 2(2):
63-67 doi:10.35365/ctjpp.20.2.09


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