Turkish Adaptation, Validity, and Reliability Study of The Making Decisions Scale
Being one of the scales used in family studies, Making Decisions Scale aims to evaluate how decisions are shared between spouses. The aim of the current study is to adapt Making Decisions Scale to Turkish and evaluate its validity and reliability in a sample consisting of women. Explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted using data provided by 219 female participants. The findings of explanatory factor analysis revealed three factors representing expenses, social activities, and behaviors. The factors explained 44.27 % of the variance. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure with fit indexes [χ2 (30) = 70.80, p = .000, χ2/sd = 2.36, CFI= .90, GFI = .93, RMSEA = .09]. Convergent and divergent validities of the scale were also evaluated by examining the relationships between the scale and relevant or independent concepts. The reliability of the scale was assessed by examining internal consistency (Cronbach Alpha .83), composite reliability (.76), and test-re-test reliability (r = .82, p < .001). Findings indicated that the Turkish form of Making Decisions Scale can be used in family studies as a valid and reliable measurement device.
Making decisions, couple relationship, family, reliability, validity, adaptation