Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Pregnancy Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale
Keywords:Physical Activity, Pregnancy, Reliability, Scale, Self-Efficacy, Validity
Purpose: This study was conducted to test the validity and reliability of the Pregnancy Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (P-ESES) for the Turkish population.
Method: The study included a qualitative design for validity and reliability of the Pregnancy Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (P-ESES) for the Turkish population. The sample of the study consists of 221 Turkish pregnant women. To test the criterion-related validity of P-ESES correlation was examined with a scale similar to that obtained from the self-efficacy in Turkey.
Results: According to the analysis results, the scale was determined to be two-dimensional. There are 10 items, seven items in the first factor and three items in the second factor. The eigenvalue of the first sub-dimension of the P-ESES was 5.42 and the variance explained was 54.24%; The eigenvalue of the second dimension is 1.41 and the variance it explains is 14.16%. The total variance explained is 68.41%. The Cronbach's alpha of the scale was 0.894 in total, 0.928 for Factor 1 and 0.659 for factor 2, respectively. The questionnaire was found to have a good content validity.
Conclusion: P-ESES was evaluated to have good content validity and was found to have reliability.
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