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

Aycicegi A., Dinn W., Harris C.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, vol.21, no.1, pp.34-43, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1027/1015-5759.21.1.34
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-43


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.