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Psychometric Properties of Fear of Happiness Scale Turkish Form

Tuğba Türk, Asude Malkoç, Oya Onat Kocabıyık.

Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine psychometric properties of Fear of Happiness Scale in Turkish university students. The sample consisted of 500 university students from Trakya University whose ages ranged from 18-33. At first, linguistic equivalence of the scale was performed. After that validity and reliability analyses were conducted. Besides Fear of Happiness Scale, Life Satisfaction Scale was administered to the students. For criterion validity, Pearson Correlation coefficient was calculated between Fear of Happiness Scale and Life Satisfaction Scale. Cronbach Alpha was computed for reliability analysis. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the structure of the original scale was acceptable for the Turkish sample. Internal consistency of the scale was found to be .89. Confirmatory factor analysis provides good fit values for this scale. There is negative relationship between Fear of Happiness Scale and Life Satisfaction Scale. The results of data analysis showed that the Fear of Happiness Scale is a valid and reliable measure for Turkish university students.

Key words: Fear of Happiness Scale, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Exploratory Factor Analysis Reliability


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