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BTDMJB. 2016; 12(1): 33-43

The revised conflict tactics scales (CTS2): validity and reliability study

Yılda Arzu Aba, Özen Kulakaç.

Objective: The aim of this dissertation was to evaluate the validity and reliability factors of the Turkish version of CTS 2 Scale (The Revised Conflict Tactics) which was developed by Straus, Hamby, Boney-McCoy, & Sugarman in 1972 and renewed in 1996.
Material and Methods: The sample of this research involved 624 female and male who were students of the faculties and colleges of Akdeniz (Mediterranean) University. The research data was collected by CTS 2 Scale that is consisted of 78 items in February-May 2007. For evaluation, “Kendall W Analyis”, Up and Down Average, Test and Retest methods; Cronbach Alpha Analysis and Pearson Moments Product Correlation methods were used.
Results: As for the CTS 2’s language validity analysis, the questionnaire was firstly translated into Turkish after then was translated back into English.
Results: The content validity was performed by 6 specialists and it was found that there was not any differences among them (W = 0.247, p>0.05). The scale and its subdivisions’ test and retest reliability coefficients were 0.97-1.00 (p=0.00), and inner consistent coefficients were from 0.76 to 0.89. In addition, it was found that 27% of the scale’s up and down groups average was totally meaningful and corrected total item coefficients were enumerated 0.17 and 0.68. Since the 9 item whose value was under 0.20 did not affect the whole reliability of the scale, it was decided not to take them out of the scale.
Conclusion: The Revised Conflict Tactics Scale’s Turkish translation was determined as reliable and valid meant to measure the dating violence among Turkish university students. As for the new researches, it was recommended to apply the CTS 2 on different groups that carry different socio-demographic features and analysis of the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of CTS 2.

Key words: Dating violence, conflict tactics scales, validity and reliability, nursing

Article Language: Turkish English

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