School Refusal Assessment Scale (SRAS-R): Adaptation Study for Turkish High School Students

Ümre Kayacı, Semih Kaynak, Adnan Kan Full Text: PDF (Türkçe)

Abstract

The aim of this study is o determine the children and youth of school refusal to adapt School Refusal Assessment Scale Child Form (SRAS-R)” devoloped by Kearney and Silverman (1993) and revisioned by Kearney (2002) in a Turkish population and to study it's properties of reliability and validity. This research was conducted with 257 students studing at vocational high schools in Polatlı, Ankara. SPSS 21 th Edition and Lisrell 8.0 were used to analyse datas. Principal component analysis rotated to varimax rotation was used for purpose of obtaining evidence for validity estimates. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to determine whether there is a valid model for SRAS-R's factor structure. Item total corelation, criterion validity, Cronbach's alpha was calculated to obtain information about reliability of scale. It was found that internal consistency realibility was 0,85, for the first sub-factor was 0,73, for the second sub-factor was 0,71, for the third factor was 0,61 and for the fourth factor was 0,67. Criteria for the validity, we have investigated the relationship between the Secondary School Student Burnout Inventory that has a negative, low-level, significant relationship.

Keywords: Children, adolescents, school refusal, validity, reliability