International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Adaptation of De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale into Turkish
Derya Çavdar, Vildan Bağcı, Ergün Cihat Çorbacı, Seyhan Sarıtaş, Melike KübraTaşdelen-Yayvak

The aim of this study was to adapt the English version of De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale into Turkish language. In the adaptation process, translations done by five translators were evaluated by experts in English and Turkish language and psychology. The form prepared after the evaluation process was applied to a study group consisting of 613 students aged between 18 and 25. In order to test the suitability of the factor structure of the adapted scale, explanatory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted. As a result, it was observed that the obtained data confirmed the structure of the two factors as emotional and social. Factor loadings for the corresponding scale were between 0.52 and 0.83 and Cronbach Alfa Internal Consistency Coefficient was calculated .873.

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