Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(7), pp. 1614 - 1628
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040714
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The Adaptation of Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes Scales: Case from Turkish Perspective


Lili Hurioğlu *, Songül Tümkaya
Department of Primary School Teaching, Faculty of Education, Cukurova University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study is focused on adapting the scales known as Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes Scales (ABAS) into Turkish version. The general aim of the study is to propound the Turkish version of the ABAS and to see if the scale functions in a similar fashion in Turkey in terms of its psychometric properties. The scales were applied to 1938 individuals between the ages of 9 and 16. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were performed, and the correlations of all relevant points were calculated. On the strength of the outcomes obtained from the EFA, a three-factor structure emerged. Confirmatory factor analysis verified the three-factor structure. Criterion-related and discriminant validity of the scales, as well as gender and age-related validity were examined. For reliability, test-retest correlations and the Cronbach's alpha scores were calculated. Our findings show that the ABAS were able to provide both sub-scale measurement points, and general antisocial attitudes and beliefs points.

KEYWORDS
Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes, Validity, Reliability, Child, Adolescence

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[1] Lili Hurioğlu , Songül Tümkaya , "The Adaptation of Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes Scales: Case from Turkish Perspective," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 4, No. 7, pp. 1614 - 1628, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040714.

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Lili Hurioğlu , Songül Tümkaya (2016). The Adaptation of Antisocial Beliefs and Attitudes Scales: Case from Turkish Perspective. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(7), 1614 - 1628. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040714.