International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

The Turkish Language Adaptation of the Wellness Self-Perceptions Scale: A Validity and Reliability Study
Ilhan ODABAS

Abstract
Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of Wellness Self-Perceptions Scale (WSPS). Methods: Five hundred fifty-five university students voluntarily participated in this study. WSPS consists of 15 items and 5 factors (Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Social and Spiritual Wellness). For each factors and for the general of the scale, total scores of the items were evaluated. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis were applied to evaluate the validity of the scale. Results: After the EFA, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin was found 0.86; and Cronbach Alpha internal consistency of total scale was found 0.86. Conclusion: WSPS, which was translated into Turkish, was proved to be a scale that can be used to evaluate “wellness” with five dimensions (emotional, intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual). We think that our study contributes to the literature on health behavior in the workplace by providing a theory-based approach to analyzing personal and attitude variables of WSPS.

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