The Scale for Emotional Reactions Following the Breakup


3rd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG), Efes, Turkey, 9 - 12 May 2012, vol.84, pp.786-790 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 84
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.06.647
  • City: Efes
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.786-790
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a scale which measures the emotional reactions following the breakup of a non-marital relationship. A scale including 20 items was developed and administered to a sample consisting of 101 university students who broke their romantic relationship within the past two years. Findings of Exploratory Factor Analysis indicated two-factor structure and these factors were named as emotions emanated from self and emotions emanated from the partner. For the reliability analysis, Cronbach's alpha coefficients for two factors were found as .93 and .85, respectively. To conclude, the scale was found as reliable and valid instrument in measuring the emotional reactions following the breakup. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.