Privacy is what one can be in his or her private space without being disturbed by others. Privacy invasion is the unauthorized intervention of other people in the private area of the person. The aim of the study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish adaptation of Privacy Invasion Scale (PIS). A total of 1211 adolescents (621 (51.3%) girls and 590 boys (48.7%) between the ages of 12 and 18 years) participated (M = 14.93, SD = 2.01) in the study. The findings of factor analysis showed that in line with the suggested correction indices, the errors of item 5 and item 2, item 6 and item 4 were associated with each other and it was observed that the new model produced was very well adapted to the data χ2 (8, N = 1211) = 2.583, p > .05, χ2/df = .32, GFI = .99, AGFI = .99, NFI = .99, CFI = 1.00, RMSEA = .00. Internal consistency coefficients of the scale were found as .75 for mothers and .73 for fathers. In the study, depression scale which is subscale of Brief Symptom Inventory was used in order to evaluate the criterion-related validity of the PIS. It was found that the privacy invasion of both mothers and fathers perceived by adolescents was associated with depression. The findings showed that PIS is a valid and reliable scale that can be used to evaluate how adolescents perceive their parents behaviors.
Privacy invasion, adolescence, validity, reliability