The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the multidimensional neglectful behavior scale-parents form

BEYAZIT U., Ayhan A. B.

CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, vol.38, no.5, pp.1121-1130, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-018-9817-7
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1121-1130
  • Keywords: Child neglect, Neglectful behavior, Psychometric properties, CHILD NEGLECT, RISK-FACTORS, ABUSE, RELIABILITY, PREVALENCE, ACCEPTANCE, REJECTION, VALIDITY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to adopt the Multidimensional Neglectful Behavior Scale - Parents Form (MNBS-PR) into Turkish and to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Form. The participants of the study were 316 parents (166 mothers and 150 fathers) who have children between 10 and 15 years old. The validity of the Form was examined by construct and criterion related validity analysis. For the construct validity analysis, confirmatory factor analysis was performed. The analysis revealed a construct of 6 factors and 23 items. In terms of the criterion related validity, significant correlations (p<0.05) were found between the scores of the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (PARQ) and the cognitive neglect, supervisory neglect, abandonment, failure to protect, alcohol use sub-dimensions and the total neglect scores of the MNBS-PR. The internal consistency coefficients were computed in terms of the reliability analysis. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the total neglect score was found to be 0.68. According to the results, this study provides an instrument that can be used for assessing parents' neglectful behaviors towards their children in a Turkish sample.