Adaptation of The Children’s Role Inventory-20: Turkish Version Validity and Reliability Study

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The present study aims to adapt the “Children’s Role Inventory-20” (CRI-20) into Turkish and examine its validity and reliability. The study sample consisted of 303 participants aged ≥18 years, and these participants were selected through convenience sampling. Data were collected using “Personal Information Form,” “CRI-20,” “Spann–Fischer Codependency Scale,” “Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test,” and “Family Assessment Device.” The study data were analyzed using SPSS-22 and AMOS-22 software. The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the CRI-20 were similar to that of the original version and consisted of a two-factor structure (lost child vs. mascot and scapegoat vs. hero) with four subscales; the goodness of fit indices of this inventory was also acceptable in the Turkish sample. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficients of the CRI-20 subscales varied from .73 to .80, thus indicating an acceptable level.  The psychometric properties established in this study suggested that the Turkish version of the CRI-20 is a valid and reliable measurement tool that can be employed to assess the roles adopted by individuals aged 18–50 years within a family system in the Turkish sample.

Keywords: Children’s role; Adaptation; Validity; Reliability