Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism


Kutlu Y. , Kucuk L., Findik U. Y.

NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, cilt.14, ss.464-471, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2012.00717.x
  • Dergi Adı: NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.464-471

Özet

In this study, the reliability, validity, and psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism were assessed. The psychometric properties of the scale were studied through a descriptive and correlational design. The study sample consisted of 231 healthy people living in the Marmara region of Turkey. In order to obtain three sets of data, a questionnaire was designed containing demographic questions and the Scale. The content validity index for the full scale was 0.98. The a coefficient for 25 items was 0.84, and the split-half reliability of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism was 0.81. The three factors represented 38.31% of the variance. In this study, we concluded that the Turkish version of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism is a suitable instrument for measuring ageism in the Turkish population.

 

In this study, the reliability, validity, and psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Fraboni Scale
of Ageism were assessed. The psychometric properties of the scale were studied through a descriptive and
correlational design.The study sample consisted of 231 healthy people living in the Marmara region of Turkey.
In order to obtain three sets of data, a questionnaire was designed containing demographic questions and
the Scale.The content validity index for the full scale was 0.98.The a coefficient for 25 items was 0.84, and the
split-half reliability of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism was 0.81. The three factors represented 38.31% of the
variance. In this study, we concluded that the Turkish version of the Fraboni Scale of Ageism is a suitable
instrument for measuring ageism in the Turkish population.
Key words ageism, discrimination, elderly, Fraboni Scale of Ageism, prejudice, Turkey.