Turkish validity and reliability study of Paternal Antenatal Attachment Scale

Benli T. E. , AKSOY DERYA Y.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ppc.12563


Purpose The aim of this study was to adapt the validity and reliability of the Paternal Antenatal Attachment Scale (PAAS) for Turkish fathers. Method The sample of the methodological study consisted of 580 father candidates. Results In the study, as a result of the exploratory factor analysis, it was determined that the PAAS consisted of 16 items, eight items in the "quality of attachment" subdimension and eight items in the "time spent in attachment mode" subdimension. It supported the 2-factor scale structure the confirmatory factor analysis. Cronbach's alpha was found to be .82 in the total scale. In addition, item-total correlation and test-retest analysis of the scale had a high correlation. Practice Implications Based on the study results, the Turkish language version of the PAAS is valid and reliable.