Author(s): Yeliz KINDAP TEPE Bar?? ERDAL
The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties and adaptation of the Turkish version of the Profile of Mood States Scale for adult populations. Research was conducted with 485 people living in 52 different cities in Turkey and 279 (57.5%) of the participants were female and 206 (42.5%) were male. The mean age of the participants was 40.93 (S = 8.73, ranj = 30-73). The Profile of Mood States Scale (McNair et al., 1971), UCLA Loneliness Scale (Russell, Peplau and Cutrona, 1980), Depression Scale (Radloff, 1977) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scales (Rosenberg, 1965) were used in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed to determine the factor structure of the Profile of Mood States Scale. In the results, it was observed that the substances represented their own sub-dimensions except for the two items. Factor analysis was conducted to determine whether the sub-dimensions of the scale represented positive and negative mood profiles, and it was determined that the Profile of Mood States Scale represented the positive (self-esteem and energy) and negative mood (stress, anger, fatigue, depression and confusion) reliably. In addition, it was found that the reliability of the sub-dimensions of the scale ranged from .70-.88 and therefore all the subscales were valid and reliable for the adult sample. The Pearson correlation coefficient between the subscales of the Profile of Mood States Scale and the UCLA Loneliness Scale, Depression Scale, and Self-Esteem Scale were calculated. In the findings, the sub-dimensions representing positive mood were positively related to Self-Esteem; Loneliness and depression were found to be negatively related. The sub-dimensions representing negative mood were negatively correlated with Self-Esteem, whereas it was found to be positively related to Loneliness and Depression.