The Adaptation of the Online Prosocial Behavior Scale Into Turkish

Gazanfer ANLI


The aim of this study is to adapt the Online Prosocial Be-havior Scale developed for adolescents to Turkish culture. The study was carried out with 342 students studying in 6-8 grades of a secondary school in Istanbul. 191 of the students are boys, 151 of them are girls and the average age is 12.70. As a result of the exploratory factor analysis, 5 and 6 items were excluded from both factors. Accordingly, a structure consisting of 16 items, (8 items per factors) were obtained.


prosocial behavior;online prosocial behavior; validity; reliability; adaptation

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