Psychometric properties of the brief verision of the fear of negative evaluation scale in a Turkish sample


Koydemir S., Demir A. G.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, cilt.100, sa.3, ss.883-893, 2007 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 100 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2466/pr0.100.3.883-893
  • Dergi Adı: PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.883-893

Özet

The purpose of the study was to report initial data on the psychometric properties of the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale. The scale was applied to a nonclinical sample of 250 (137 women, 113 men) Turkish undergraduate students selected randomly from Middle East Technical University. Their mean age was 20.4 yr. (SD 1.9). The factor structure of the Turkish version, its criterion validity, and internal reliability coefficients were assessed. Although maximum likelihood factor analysis initially indicated that the scale had only one factor, a forced two-factor solution accounted for more variance (61%) in scale scores than a single factor. The straightforward items loaded on the first factor, and the reverse-coded items loaded on the second factor. The total score was significantly positively correlated with scores on the Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale and significantly negatively correlated with scores on the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Factor 1 (straightforward items) correlated more highly with both Shyness and Self-esteem than Factor 2 (reverse-coded items). Internal consistency estimate was.94 for the Total scores,.91 for the Factor I (straightforward items), and.87 for the Factor 2 (reverse-coded items). No sex differences were evident for Fear of Negative Evaluation.