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Reliability and Validity of a Turkish Version of the 5-Item Future Anxiety Scale

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Department of Business Administration, World Peace University, Nicosia, Turkey

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Department of Business Administration, Bahçeşehir Cyprus University, Girne, Turkey

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Department of Public Administration, Bahçeşehir Cyprus University, Girne, Turkey

Alpha Psychiatry 2024; 25: 94-100
DOI: 10.5152/alphapsychiatry.2024.231243
Read: 363 Downloads: 167 Published: 05 March 2024

Objective: The aim of this study was to adapt the short version of the Future Anxiety (FA) Scale (FAS) into Turkish and to assess its validity and reliability.

Methods: This study comprised 3 stages. The first stage of the study assessed the scale’s linguistic validity. The second stage assessed the scale’s factor structure, criterion validity, and reliability. The third stage assessed the scale’s structural validity, and cross-checked its validity and reliability. In addition, a test–retest was conducted with a 2-week interval to assess the reliability of the scale.

Results: The FAS adapted into Turkish has a 5-item and 1-factor structure, consistent with the short version of the FAS. The Turkish version of the FAS was found to be a valid and reliable measurement tool.

Conclusion: The 5-item version of the FAS was translated and adapted into Turkish. The Turkish version of the FAS will be useful for Turkish researchers who want to conduct quantitative research on FA.

Cite this article as: Ergün M, Sürücü L, Maşlakçi A, Turan İB. Reliability and validity of a Turkish version of the 5-item future anxiety scale. Alpha Psychiatry. 2024;25(1):94-100.

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