The Turkish version of the Ruminative Response Scale An examination of its reliability and validity

The aim of the present study was to examine the validity and reliability of the two forms of the Ruminative Response Scale (RRS) proposed by Nolen-Hoeksema and Morrow (1991) and Treynor, Gonzalez, and Nolen-Hoeksema (2003). In addition to The Ruminative Response Scale (RRS), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was administered to a sample of 387 Turkish university students in order to test the criterion validity as suggested by previous studies. The results of confirmatory factor analysis revealed good fit indices for the long and short version of the scale. The findings showed satisfactory internal consistency coefficients (Cronbach Alpha) and high convergent validity for both the two forms the scale. Results are discussed in light of the related literature.
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Ö. Erdur Baker, “The Turkish version of the Ruminative Response Scale An examination of its reliability and validity,” The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, pp. 1–16, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: