Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the validity and reliability of Collectivist Coping Styles Inventory (CCSI) for Turkish culture.
Method: The research group is consists of 691 students (Female= 523, Male= 168) studying at five different universities. Criterion-related validity, exploratory, and confirmatory factor analysis were used for the validity of CCSI while internal consistency, split half and test-retest techniques were used in the reliability of CCSI.
Results: It has been determined that the factor structure of the scale had five factors as in the original form. However, some of the items (Item5, Item11, Item14, Item20, Item22, Item25, and Item27) have been removed from model because they did not have satisfactory factor loadings. The confirmatory factor analysis results of the five-factor structure, consisting of 23 items and explaining 63.08% of the total variance, indicated that the model was compatible with the data (?2sd=2.08, GFI=0.90, AGFI=0.87, CFI=0.95, RMSEA=0.06, and SRMR=0.07). In the reliability analyses using the EFA and CFA samples; Cronbachs alpha coefficients were 0.81 and 0.84, respectively, and these values were found to vary between 0.72 and 0.92 for the subscales. The test-retest reliability coeffcients were r=0.82 for the whole scale and varied between r=0.72 and r=0.84 for the subscales.
Conclusion: It has been concluded that CCSI, with a similar five-factor structure as the original form, is a valid and reliable instrument in Turkish culture.
collectivist coping styles inventory, scale adaptation, Turkish culture