PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF THE TURKISH VERSION OF THE ENGAGEMENT WITH BEAUTY SCALE

Abstract

Author(s): H├╝lya SARAY KILI├ç, Sevin├ž MERS?N,

In the evaluation of beauty perception; human, art, and beauties in nature are necessary. These perceptions are especially important. This study was carried out in order to adapt the Beauty Impact Scale to Turkish and to examine its validity and reliability. The study was conducted with 325 university students. The data were collected with the socio-demographic data collection form and the Turkish Version of the Engagement with Beauty Scale. After 15 days from the collection of the data, re-test was performed with 205 participants. The language and structure validity of the scale was tested. Internal consistency, test re-test reliability, and item-total item correlation were assessed for reliability. Language validity of the scale is provided. There were 4-factorial structures in construct validity. Cronbach alpha value was 0.880 for the total scale and Cronbach alpha coefficients of the subscales were found between 0.729 and 0.804. There was no significant difference between the test results and re-test results, and the item correlations were sufficient. It was determined that 14 items and 4-factor structure of the Engagement with Beauty Scale were valid and reliable scale for Turkish population. This scale can be used to evaluate the ability to appreciate beauty and participate in beauty.

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