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The Reliability and Validity of Adolescent Health Promotion Scale in Turkish Community

  • Ayla Bayik Temel
  • Fatma Basalan Iz
  • Sema Yildiz
  • Derya Yetim

J Curr Pediatr 2011;9(1):14-22

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)

Anahtar Kelimeler: Adolescent health promotion scale, health behavior, validity, reliability

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