Adaptation of the spiritual health and life-orientation measure to Turkish culture Manevi sağlik ve hayata yönelim ölçeğinin Türk kültürüne uyarlanmasi


Baltaci A., Coşkun M. K.

Cumhuriyet Ilahiyat Dergisi, vol.23, no.1, pp.415-439, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.18505/cuid.535663
  • Journal Name: Cumhuriyet Ilahiyat Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.415-439
  • Keywords: Psychology of Religion, Spirituality, Spiritual Health, Direction to life, Inventory, CONFIRMATORY FACTOR-ANALYSIS, OF-FIT INDEXES, MENTAL-HEALTH, VALIDATION, RELIGION, CONCEPTUALIZATION, DOMAINS, MODELS

Abstract

© Published by Sivas Cumhuriyet üniversitesi, I˙lahiyat Fakültesi, Sivas, 58140 Turkey.The aim of this study is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool for deter-mining students' spiritual health and life orientation. For this purpose, the Spiritual Health and Life-Orientation Measure (SHALOM) inventory developed by Fisher (2010) is adapted to Turkish. The adaptation study was carried out on 1591 high school students in three study groups studying in Ankara and Muş. The original English measure consisting of four dimen-sions and twenty items was translated into Turkish, factor analysis, validity and reliability tests were conducted on the sampling data. As a result of the study, the Turkish-adapted in-ventory consists of four dimensions (personal, social, environmental and transcendental) which resemble the original inventory. In addition, internal consistency coefficients of the in-ventory dimensions were in perfect harmony with the original inventory and served the pur-pose of the scale. In Conclusion The Turkish adaptation of the SHALOM Inventory can be used in different disciplines of psychology, educational sciences, and social sciences.