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The adaptation of the Triangular Relationship Inventory into Turkish: the study of validity and reliability for university students


Ordu University


Ordu University

Alpha Psychiatry 2020; 21: Supplement 63-70
DOI: 10.5455/apd.137794
Read: 3189 Downloads: 739 Published: 01 April 2020

Objective: The Triangular Relationship Inventory (TRI) assesses different configurations of family triangulation. The current study investigated the psychometric properties of the TRI to disseminate the familiarity of the family-of-origin variables in Turkey for the researchers and practitioners. Methods: The current sample composed of young adults; three hundred and eighty-seven university students completed the measures of TRI, Intergenerational Trian-gulation Subscale (INTRI), and Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MCSDS). First and high-order confir-matory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to confirm the TRI’s four-factor structure. Results: The first-order CFA findings indicated mediocre evidence for the four-factor structure, but the scapegoat was only the subscale that was significantly not loaded to the higher-order CFA model. Moreover, the scapegoating construct produced no significant correlations with INTRI in convergent validity. Measurement invariance, Cronbach’s alpha, McDonald’s Omega coefficients, and test-retest reliability were further examined. Discussion: The results revealed that TRI is useable in the Turkish sample. The four-factor structure of the scale needed to be reconsidered in Turkish culture. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2020; 21(0.200): 63-70]

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