Adaptation of Relational Aging Anxiety Scale into Turkish


ÇAY M., Yanardağ U., Zubaroğlu Yanardağ M.

Archives of Health Science and Research, vol.10, no.2, pp.87-93, 2023 (Scopus) identifier

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to adapt the Relational Aging Anxiety Scale into Turkish. Methods: The study group of the research consists of 258 people determined by the convenience sampling method. In this study, the Relational Aging Anxiety Scale translated into Turkish and checked by the experts in the field was used as a data collection tool. The obtained data were analyzed through Statistical Package for Social Sciences, JAMOVI, and LISREL programs. Results: The scale supported the 3-factor structure as in the original scale. The overall Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the scale was found to be 0.902. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient values for the sub-dimensions “personal aging anxiety, collective affinity for older people, and relational aging anxiety” were 0.740, 0.915, and 0.832, respectively. It was determined that the KMO value was 0.898 and the Bartlett test was significant (x2 = 2521.355; P < .01). Confirmatory factor analysis χ2/ standard deviation, comparative fit index, root mean square error of approximation, root mean square residual, incremental fit index, parsimony normed fit index, and parsimony goodness-of-fit index compliance values were checked to understand whether the structure in the source scale was compatible with Turkish. The results also showed that the language and structure of the source scale were successfully adapted to the target scale. Conclusion: In this study, in which the Relational Aging Anxiety Scale was adapted to Turkish language, sub-dimensions of “personal aging anxiety, collective affinity for older people, and relational aging anxiety” were obtained in accordance with the original scale.