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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 209-216

Validity and reliability studies of the psycho-political safety scale

1 Department of Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Political Psychology Research Center, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Gökben Hizl Sayar
Uskudar University, Institute of Social Sciences, Uskudar, İstanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jnbs.jnbs_39_21

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Aim: The psychological effects of political approaches in our country together with political developments in the world, affect the mental health of society and the individuals who hold it together. When the literature was examined, it became clear that a Psycho-political Safety Scale (PSS) was needed to address the mental health and sense of safety of the individual from a psycho-political perspective. Materials and Methods: This research aims to conduct a validity and reliability study in a wide sample of the PSS. The sample consists of 6420 people from all over Turkey. Results: Analysis revealed that the scale consists of four factors. The first factor “Economy” alone explains 43.7% of the variance, the second factor “Homeland Security” 7.9% of the variance, the third factor “Education” 6.5% of the variance, the fourth factor “Domestic Policy” 6.3% of the variance. These four factors, consisting of a total of 16 items, together explained 64.5% of the total variance. In addition, four factors confirmed PSS in the validating factor analysis. (Chi-square/degree of freedom value: 3.15; Root mean square error of approximation: 0.069; Normed fit index: 0.93; Nonnormed fit index: 0.93; Comparative fix index: 0.96; Goodness of Fit Index: 0.93; Adjusted goodness of fit index: 0.91). The internal consistency coefficient of the scale Cronbach Alpha (α) was found to be, 91. As a result of the studies, it is understood that the scale is valid and reliable. Conclusion: A valid and reliable scale called PSS, which measures the psycho-political safety of individuals psychometrically has emerged.

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