Elementary Education Online, cilt.19, sa.1, ss.384-392, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish form of
Children’s Knowledge of Abuse Questionnaire revised by Tutty (1997). The sample of the study was
composed of 476 female (47.4%) and 528 male (52.6%) students who were enrolled in primary and
secondary schools. The construct validity was analyzed using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and
Similar Scale Validity methods. The CFA results indicated that the Bad Touch sub-scale was composed of
22 items, and the Good Touch sub-scale was composed of 8 items, which formed a 30-item questionnaire.
The model which was tested based on the results was found to have very good fit indices, and the
dimensions obtained fit the original form of the questionnaire. The Spearman rank correlation coefficient
between the questionnaire and the Good Touch Bad Touch Scale (Çeçen and Kaf Hasırcı, 2013) used for
Similar Scale Validity was found .62 (p<.001). Reliability analysis indicated the KR-21 coefficient as .74.
The results showed that the Children's Knowledge of Abuse Questionnaire was a valid and reliable tool
for measuring children’s knowledge about sexual abuse.
Keywords: Child sexual abuse, scale adaptation, validity, reliability