Validation of Turkish and English versions of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire-B


Aycicegi A., Dinn W., Harris C.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, cilt.21, ss.34-43, 2005 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1027/1015-5759.21.1.34
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-43

Özet

We present normative data for a Turkish translation of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire-B (SPQ-B). The SPQ-B is a brief, self-report-screening instrument developed by Raine and Benishay (1995) and is used to evaluate respondents for the presence of schizotypal personality features. We describe the internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the Turkish instrument and report intercorrelations among subfactors and total SPQ-B score. For comparison purposes, we present normative data for the SPQ-B (English version) from two studies examining schizotypy among nonclinical student samples in the United States. We report a coefficients and assess the convergent validity of the SPQ-B by examining the relationship between scores on the SPQ-B and performance on two existing measures of schizotypy and schizophrenic-spectrum personality disorders. Central tendency, distribution of scores; factor structure; and intercorrelations in both Turkish and US samples were similar; suggesting that our Turkish translation of the SPQ-B is a culturally valid instrument.