Volume 1 - Issue 1

September 2014

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Adaptation of Relationship Assessment Scale to Turkish Culture: Study of Validity and Reliability

Eyüp Çelik
Pages: 1-7

The aim of this research is to examine validity and reliability of Turkish version of Relationship Assessment Scale. The results of exploratory factor analysis demonstrated that seven items loaded on single-factors and that the factor structure was harmonized with the factor structure of the original scale. Confirmatory factor analysis, chi-square (x²=52.87, sd=13, p=0.00) significantly, while indices of fit RMSEA=.097, GFI=.98, AGFI=.97, CFI=.96, IFI=.96, NFI=.95 and RFI=.92 was found. The scale’s internal consistency is .87 and Split-half is .82 and result of t-test was significant. The scale’s corrected item-total correlations is ranked from .52 to .74. Results show that the scale is a valid and reliable instrument.

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Somatic Expression of Psychological Problems (Somatization): Examination with Structural Equation Model

Tuğba Seda Çolak
Pages: 8-14

The main purpose of the research is to define which psychological symptoms (somatization, depression, obsessive-compulsive, hostility, interpersonal sensitivity, anxiety, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation and psychoticism) cause somatic reactions at most. Total effect of thesepsychologicalsymptoms on somatic symptoms had beeninvestigated. Study was carried out with structural equation model to research the relation between the psychological symptoms and somatization. The main material of the research is formed by the data obtained from 492 people. SCL-90-R scale was used in order to obtain the data. As a result of the structural equation analysis, it has been found that 1) Psychoticism, phobic anxiety, and paranoid ideation do not predict somatic symptoms. 2) There is a negative relation between interpersonal sensitivity level and somatic reactions. 3) Anxietysymptoms had been found as causative to occurthe highest level of somatic reactions.

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The Validity And Reliability Of The Turkish Version Of The Online Counseling And Face-To-Face Counseling Attitudes Scale

İbrahim Demirci Ali Haydar Şar Abdullah Manap
Pages: 15-22

The purpose of this study is to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Online Counseling Attitudes Scale (OCAS) and Face-to-Face Counseling Attitudes Scale (OCAS) (Rochlen, Beretvas, & Zack, 2004). OCAS and FCAS loaded on four factors and the factors were named Value of Online Counseling (OC-V), Discomfort with Online Counseling (OC-D), Value of Face-to-Face Counseling (FC-V) and Discomfort with Face-to-Face Counseling (FC-D). The results of confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the four dimensional model was well fit (x²=323.61, df=157, p=0.00000, RMSEA=.056, NFI=.94, CFI=.96, IFI=.96, RFI=.92, GFI=.91, and SRMR=.071). Factor loadings ranged from .47 to .88. The internal consistency coefficients of four subscales were .84, .80, .88 and .78. Overall, findings demonstrated that OCAS and FCAS may be used as a valid and reliable instrument in order to assess attitudes toward online counseling and face to face counseling of individuals.

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We would like to announce you that the first issue of International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies(IJPES) has been published. IJPES highlights the current issues in psychology and education research. IJPES is an international, professional referred journal in the interdisciplinary fields sponsored by ERPA and Sakarya University. 

This journal serves as a platform for presenting and discussing the emerging issues on psychology and education for readers. In this issue IJPES published 3 aticles. Many thanks to all contributers. We would like to enjoyable reading our first issue. 


Dr. Murat İskender 

September, 2014