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Cilt 5, Sayı 9  Yaz 2017  (ISSN: 2147-6489, E-ISSN: )

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1488225107 A Turkish Adaptation of Weighted Topics Measure of Family Sexual Communication Scale

The aim of this study is to adapt the “Weighted Topics Measure of Family Sexual Communication” scale into the Turkish and determine the psychometric properties in university sample. The scale which was first developed by Fisher (1987) measure sexual communication frequency on nine spesific sexual issues between parents and their children. The “Weighted Topics Measure of Family Sexual Communication Scale”, “Sexual Communication and Sexual Approval Scale” and demographic information were also administered to 377 university students (263 women and 114 men), aged between 18-27. Factor analyses revealed one factor solution for both mothers and fathers and accounted for 54.5 % of the total variance for mothers and 48.5 % of the total variance for fathers. The convergent and criterion related validities of the scale were explored by relating the scale scores with another sexual communication scale. Furthermore, significant gender differences on the scale revealed another evidence for validity. Reliability analyses showed that the scale had high internal consistency (.88 for sexual communication with mothers and .86 for sexual communication with fathers). As a conclusion, results revealed that Turkish version of the scale had acceptable reliability and validity to justify its use as a tool to measure sexual communication with parents among Turkish university students.
Keywords: sexual communication with parents, adaptation of scale, validity, and reliability, university students.