Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 3, Pages 392 - 403 2020-09-15

Validity and Reliability of The Cancer Loneliness and The Cancer-Related Negative Social Expectations Scale

Ebru KARA [1] , İ̇lgün ÖZEN ÇINAR [2]


There is a need for cancer-specific tools to evaluate loneliness and cancer-related negative social expectations before developing interventions for cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Cancer Loneliness and the Cancer-related Negative Social Expectations Scale. Data were collected from 300 cancer patients registered to an oncology outpatient clinic of a University Hospital for this methodological study. In the data collection, Patient Information Form, Cancer Loneliness Scale and Cancer-related Negative Social Expectations Scale and the General Loneliness Scale were used. The Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient of the Cancer Loneliness Scale was found to be .88, Spearman-Brown correlation value was found to be .81, CFI, .98, GFI, .96, 𝑋2/SD, 2.99 and RMSEA .08. As for the Negative Social Expectations Scale, Cronbach alpha value was found as .82, Spearman-Brown correlation value .86, CFI 1.00, GFI 1.00, 𝑋2/SD 1.33 and RMSEA .02. The study revealed those both scales were highly reliable and indices of fit showed perfect fit. These scales are highly valid and reliable instruments for the Turkish society.
Cancer, Loneliness, Negative Social Expectation, Validity, reliability
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date September
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-0326-8734
Author: Ebru KARA
Institution: Pamukkale Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5774-5108
Author: İ̇lgün ÖZEN ÇINAR (Primary Author)
Institution: Pamukkale Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Supporting Institution Pamukkale University Scientific Research Projects
Project Number 2018 SABE020
Dates

Publication Date : September 15, 2020

APA Kara, E , Özen Çınar, İ . (2020). Validity and Reliability of The Cancer Loneliness and The Cancer-Related Negative Social Expectations Scale . International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 7 (3) , 392-403 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.711073