Psychometric Evaluation of the College Adjustment Self-Efficacy Scale for Turkish University Students

Orucu M. C., Demir A. G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, vol.27, no.3, pp.153-156, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000061
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-156
  • Keywords: College Adjustment Self-Efficacy Scale, reliability and validity, HIV RISK BEHAVIORS, BELIEFS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the study was to investigate the applicability of the College Adjustment Self-efficacy Scale (CASES) to a Turkish sample. The CASES (Hirose, Wada, & Watanabe, 1999) measures the degree of confidence in the basic skills necessary to complete one's college career. A total of 492 freshman students at Middle East Technical University aged 16-29 years filled in the Turkish translation of the CASES, which included 21 items. The alpha coefficient for the Turkish version of CASES was .82 and CASES correlated - .35 with the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. The sum of the 21 item scores was used as the CASES score. Confirmatory factor analysis of the CASES showed that the scale consisted of three factors: Self-controlled persistence of activities, Judgmental ability based on objective information, and Self-adjustment in human relations.