The short version of ruminative response scale: reliability, validity and its relation to psychological symptoms


World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG 2010), Antalya, Turkey, 22 - 25 April 2010, vol.5, pp.2178-2181 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 5
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.433
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2178-2181
  • Keywords: Ruminative Response Style, The Ruminative Response Scale, CFA, Scale Adaptation, DEPRESSION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study was designed to examine structural validity and reliability of short version of The Ruminative Response Scale (RRS) developed by Treynor, Gonzalez, and Nolen-Hoeksema (2003). Participants were 549 (307 girls, 242 boys) volunteering high school students. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), Internal Consistency Coefficient (Cronbach Alpha), and Convergent validity were used to assess cross-cultural equivalence of this particular instrument. Based on these results, The Ruminative Response Scale appears to be valid and reliable scale for Turkish samples. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.