The Adaptation of Children's Knowledge of Abuse Questionnaire-Revised (CKAQ-R) to Turkish: Validity and reliability study

Yasin Yılmaz, Fulya Cenkseven Önder

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish form of Children’s Knowledge of Abuse Questionnaire revised by Tutty (1997). The sample of the study was composed of 476 female (47.4%) and 528 male (52.6%) students who were enrolled in primary and secondary schools. The construct validity was analyzed using the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Similar Scale Validity methods. The CFA results indicated that the Bad Touch sub-scale was composed of 22 items, and the Good Touch sub-scale was composed of 8 items, which formed a 30-item questionnaire. The model which was tested based on the results was found to have very good fit indices, and the dimensions obtained fit the original form of the questionnaire. The Spearman rank correlation coefficient between the questionnaire and the Good Touch Bad Touch Scale (Çeçen and Kaf Hasırcı, 2013) used for Similar Scale Validity was found .62 (p<.001). Reliability analysis indicated the KR-21 coefficient as .74. The results showed that the Children's Knowledge of Abuse Questionnaire was a valid and reliable tool for measuring children’s knowledge about sexual abuse.


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Child sexual abuse; Scale adaptation; Validity; Reliability

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