Preference for Solitude Scale: Validity and Reliability Study of the Turkish Form

Tunahan ERPAY, Gökhan ATİK


In this study, it was aimed to translate Preference for Solitude Scale developed by Burger (1995) into Turkish and to perform validity and reliability study on university students. The validity and reliability studies of the scale was carried out on two different participant groups. The first group was composed of 245 (24.1% male and 75.9% female) and the second group was consisted of 470 (30.2% male and 69.8% female) university students. The results of confirmatory factor analyses in two separate studies showed that the Turkish Form of the scale was composed of 12 items and one dimension as in the original study. According to the reliability studies performed, the Turkish Form of the scale has acceptable internal consistency coefficients and test-retest reliability.


solitude, scale adaptation, validity, reliability

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