Anne Duyarlılık Ölçeği: Geçerlilik ve güvenirlik çalışmaları

Kazak Berument, Sibel
Okur, Şükran
Bahtiyar Saygan, Bahar
Yavaşlar, Yeşim
Bakır, Tuğçe
Aran, Özlü
In the present study, reliability and validity of Maternal Sensitivity Scale (MSS) which is based on the items of Maternal Behavior Q-Sort (MBQS; Pederson ve Moran, 1995; Sümer, Sayıl, & Berument, 2016) were evaluated. A 29-item observational scale of mother-child interactions was constructed on the basis of MBQS. One hundred and twenty mother-child (18-36 months of age) dyads participated in the study. Data were collected through semi-structured home visits (lasting around 45 minutes), and each home visit was video-taped and coded later. Based on the results of factor analysis, two items were dropped from the scale and 3-factor structure (support/encouragement, responsiveness, and warmth) was obtained. Internal consistency of the whole questionnaire was found as .92, whereas internal consistencies of sub-factors ranged between .78 and .91. On the other hand, concurrent validity of MSS was evaluated by examining its association with MBQS scores based on 30 videotapes. The significant correlation between these two measures was .67, demonstrating the scale’s concurrent validity. Besides, criterion validity of MSS was tested by examining the correlation of maternal sensitivity scores with children’s secure attachment and mothers’ education level. These correlations were significant (.42 for secure attachment and .44 for maternal education), indicating criterion validity of MSS. Therefore, it can be stated that Maternal Sensitivity Scale is a reliable and valid instrument that can be used by researchers.
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S. Kazak Berument, Ş. Okur, B. Bahtiyar Saygan, Y. Yavaşlar, T. Bakır, and Ö. Aran, “Anne Duyarlılık Ölçeği: Geçerlilik ve güvenirlik çalışmaları,” pp. 17–34, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: