Author(s): Yusuf B?LGE H. Özlem SERTEL BERK
This study aims to present the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the DSM-III-R, DSM-IV-TR VE DSM-5 personality d?sorders subtests of Coolidge Axis II Inventory Plus (CATI+). The participants of the adaptation study were a community sample of 1286 individuls with a mean age of 33.40 (sd=10.83) 40.5 % were men and 59.5 % were women. 52 of the participants formed the test-retest reliability sample. With respect to Personality Disorders scales of CATI+, an exploratory factor analysis with principal components analysis method and varimax rotation revealed a three-factor structure with eigenvalues greater than 1, explaining 75.58 % of the total variance, corresponding to the three major clusters of PDs. Furthermore, a subsample of 768 individuals were presented two of the convergent validity scales where the pearson correlation values varied between .27 and .75. With respect to discriminant validity, personality disorder scale scores changed as a function of reported history of psychological/psychiatric help; those with a history of psychiatric help scored significantly higher. Cronbach’s alpha values of personality disorders scales were observed to be between .64 - .83, whereas the test-retest values were .69-.90. These findings also demonstrated strong levels of psyhometric evidence. As a conclusion, the Turkish version of CATI+ (CATI+TR) was accepted to be a valid and reliable inventory.