TITLE

The Reliability and Validity of Adolescent Health Promotion Scale in Turkish Community

AUTHOR(S)
Temel, Ayla Bayık; Başalan İz, Fatma; Yıldız, Sema; Yetim, Derya
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Current Pediatrics / Guncel Pediatri;Apr2012, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Health-promoting lifestyles of adolescents are closely related to their current and subsequent health status. However, few studies in Turkey have examined health-promoting behaviors of adolescents. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of Adolescent Health Promotion Scale that was translated into the Turkish language. Materials and Method: In study, item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, and reliability measures of the scale, were assessed based on the responses of 358 students. Results: Factor analysis yielded a six-factor instrument that explained 38.48% of the variance in the 40 items. The Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient for the total scale was calculated 0.86, and ranged from 0.50 to 0.74 for the subscales. Conclusion: The results indicated that the Turkish version of the Adolescent Health Promotion Scale is a reliable and valid tool for use among Turkish students. (Journal of Current Pediatrics 2011; 9: 14-22)
ACCESSION #
88061320

 

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