The Turkish Version of the Family Sense of Coherence Scale-Short Form (FSOC-S): Initial Development and Validation

Cecen A. R.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, cilt.7, ss.1199-1220, 2007 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1199-1220


The purpose of this study is to investigate validity and reliability of Short Form of The Family Sense of Coherence Scale's which was developed originally 26 items by Antonovsky and Sourani (1988) and 12 items short form by Sagy (1998). The scale measures individuals' perception of Family Sense of Coherence and it can be applied to adolescents and adults. The sample was consisted of 328 female (58%) and 234 male (42%), totally 562 undergraduate students who attend Education Faculty, Cukurova University. After translating the FSOC into Turkish, exploratory factor analysis was performed on samples of undergraduate students. In addition item analyses, convergent, divergent scales validity and test-re test, Cronbach alpha coefficient reliability were examined. The results have shown that Short form of Turkish Family Sense of Coherence Scale has satisfactory reliability and validity.