The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the multidimensional neglectful behavior scale-child report (10-15 years form)

Beyazıt U., Ayhan A. B.

CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, vol.38, no.5, pp.1099-1109, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-017-9769-3
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1099-1109
  • Keywords: Child neglect, Neglectful behavior, Psychometric properties, VALIDITY, RELIABILITY, ACCEPTANCE, REJECTION
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the present study was to adopt the Multidimensional Neglectful Behavior Scale - Child Report (10-15 Years) into Turkish and to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version. The participants of the study were a total number of 160 children (81 female and 71 male) between the ages of 10 and 15 who were recruited from a primary, a secondary and a high school in Nicosia, north Cyprus which is the Turkish population of the island. In terms of the validity analysis, construct and criterion related validity analysis were both conducted. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed a construct of 6 factors and 35 items for the Mother Form and a construct of 7 factors and 41 items for the Father Form of the scale. In the criterion-related validity analysis, both the Mother and the Father Forms were found to be significantly correlated (p < 0.05) with the criteria measures. In terms of the reliability analysis, the internal consistency coefficients were computed by employing the KR-20 method. The reliability coefficient was found to be .832 for the total neglect score of the Mother Form and .908 for the total neglect score of the Father Form. According to these results, the Turkish version of the MNBS-CR (10-15 Years) is a reliable, valid and psychometrically sound instrument that can be used for assessing child neglect in a Turkish sample.