Turkish adaptation of the verbal and social interaction Questionnaire for nursing students: a validity and reliability study


JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, vol.14, no.1, pp.1-8, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/phd.2022.13549
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Keywords: Interaction, nursing education, questionnaire, verbal and social, COMMUNICATION, TRANSLATION, NURSES
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: This study aims to adapt of the Verbal and Social Interaction Questionnaire for Nursing Students to Turkish.Methods: The data of the methodological study were collected online between March and May 2021. The scale was translated using forward-back translation techniques. An expert panel in nursing education area considered the trans-lations and provided content validation. The scale with student information form was conducted with 210 voluntary third and final year nursing students after pilot testing. Internal consistency was examined with Cronbach's alpha co -efficients and item analysis and the translated scale factors' the goodness of fit analyzed with Confirmatory Factor Analysis. The scale was conducted to 35 nursing students at two-week intervals to investigate the re-test reliability.Results: Content validity index was 0.977. Factor loads were collected under four domains as in the subscales of the original scale i.e., inviting to talk about feelings and thoughts, building a caring relationship, encouraging social and practical aspects, caring towards health and wellbeing. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.950. Test-retest measure-ments did not significantly differ (p>0.05) and had a high correlation.Conclusion:Turkish adaptation of the Verbal and Social Interaction Questionnaire for Nursing Students was concluded to be a valid and reliable tool.