Multi-Dimensional COVID-19 Scale Development, Validity and Reliability Study
The aim of the current study is to develop a multidimensional scale that will enable us to determine the feelings, thoughts and behaviors associated with COVID-19 and the precautions individuals take against this virus. The scale prepared for this purpose was tested on two different samples consisting of 250 and 285 individuals. The first sample, in which the factor structure was determined, consisted of 250 individuals (%73.2 female, %26.8 male) aged 18-64.The second sample, in which the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed, consisted of 285 individuals (%72.3 female, %27.7 male) aged 18-64. Brief Symptom Inventory, Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale and The Brief Resilience Scale were used as co-validity criteria. As a result of the statistical analyses, a 22-item scale was obtained, consisting of three factors: "Feelings and behaviors related to COVID-19", "Thoughts about COVID-19" and "Precautions taken related to COVID-19". The fit indices obtained as a result of the CFA were within the acceptable limits. All validity and reliability analyses showed that the scale is a valid and reliable measurement tool. Multi-Dimensional COVID-19 Scale could be evaluated as a valid and reliable scale which would be used in studies conducted in clinical psychology and health psychology in Turkey.
COVID-19 Scale, validity, reliability