Ege University School of Nursing, Public Health Nursing Department, İzmir, Turkey**
Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Health Sciences, Public Health Nursing Department,***
Yeşilyurt State Hospital, İzmir, Turkey****
Ege University School of Nursing, Public Health Nursing Department, İzmir, Turkey
Introduction: Health-promoting lifestyles of adolescents are closely related to their current and subsequent health status. However, few studies in Turkey have examined health-promoting behaviors of adolescents. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of Adolescent Health Promotion Scale that was translated into the Turkish language.
Materials and Method: In study, item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, and reliability measures of the scale, were assessed based on the responses of 358 students.
Results: Factor analysis yielded a six-factor instrument that explained 38.48% of the variance in the 40 items. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient for the total scale was calculated 0.86, and ranged from 0.50 to 0.74 for the subscales.
Conclusion: The results indicated that the Turkish version of the Adolescent Health Promotion Scale is a reliable and valid tool for use among Turkish students. (Journal of Current Pediatrics 2011; 9: 14-22)