Original Article

Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale


Department of Psychology, Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Nicosia, Cyprus


Department of Psychology, Bahçeşehir Cyprus University Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Nicosia, Cyprus


Department of Psychology, Near East University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Nicosia, Cyprus

Alpha Psychiatry 2022; 23: 286-291
DOI: 10.5152/alphapsychiatry.2022.22850
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Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale.

Methods: The sample of this study consists of 384 individuals (71.91% of them were female, 28.09% of them were male) living in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and having a partner. The sociodemographic information form and Perspectives of Love and Sex Scale were used. Statistical Package for Social Sciences 21.0 and AMOS 21.0 software have been used in the statistical analysis of the research data. Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin test, Bartlett’s sphericity test, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, Cronbach’s alpha test, Spearman’s correlation test, and item-total correlations have been examined within the scope of the validity–reliability study of the scale. The significance level in the research is the type I error rate (α=0.05).

Results: The exploratory factor analysis revealed that the total explained variance is 57.08%. Items 2 and 13 were excluded from the 4-factor and 17-item scale settled by exploratory factor analysis because their factor loads were not appropriate and they disrupted the model fit. When the Cronbach’s alpha test results of the scale are examined, it has been settled that it was 0.702 for the “love is most important” subdimension, 0.861 for the “sex demonstrates love” subdimension, 0.763 for the “love comes before sex” subdimension, and 0.760 for the “sex is declining” subdimension.

Conclusion: Consequently, Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale is determined to be a valid and reliable measurement tool.

Cite this article as: Balkır F, Gül Cirhinlioğlu F, Karaaziz M. Reliability and validity study of the turkish version of the perceptions of love and sex scale. Alpha Psychiatry. 2022;23(6):286-291.

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