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Psychometric Properties of Turkish Version of Childhood Trauma Questionnaire among Adolescents with Gender Differences

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The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) and its subscales among adolescents. The participants consisted of 1275 high school students (14 - 19 years) with a mean age of 16.33 (SD = 1.01). The confirmatory factor analysis has revealed that CTQ has three subscale (physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse). Cronbach’s alpha for the total scale was .91, for physical abuse .84, for emotional abuse .89, for sexaul abuse .70. The test-retest correlation coefficient for the total score (n = 65) was .81, for physical abuse .82, for emotional abuse .80, and sexual abuse .75 at 3 weeks indicating adequate reliability. Discriminant validity was satisfactory. The results of the study have shown that the Turkish version of CTQ psychometrically sound among high school students.

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Rezan, A. & Erogul, Ç. (2012). Psychometric Properties of Turkish Version of Childhood Trauma Questionnaire among Adolescents with Gender Differences. Psychology, 3, 916-922. doi: 10.4236/psych.2012.310138.

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