Projective Identification: The Study of Scale Development, Reliability and Validity

Volume 1 - Issue 2
Mehmet KAYA Eyüp ÇELİK
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The aim of the research is to develop the projective identification scale and to examine the validity and reliability. Research was conducted on 674 adolescents. The results of the exploratory factor analysis demonstrated that the factor loads of 30 items within the 4 factors were above .60, and 58.36% of the total variance was explained. First-order confirmatory factor analysis showed that the model gave good values in terms of goodness to fit values (χ2/df = 3.35, RMSEA = .059, GFI = .96, AGFI = .95, CFI = .92, IFI = .93, NFI = .90, and RFI = .90). Second-order confirmatory factor analysis demonsrated that the model gave good values in terms of all goodness to fit criteria (χ2/df = 1.99, RMSEA = .039, GFI = .98, AGFI = .97, CFI = .97, IFI = .97, NFI = .93, and RFI = .93). The internal consistency coefficient was found to be α= .92 for the entire scale. The internal consistency reliability coefficients related to the scale’s sub-scales were found to be α= .81 for dependence projective identification, α= .78 for power projective identification, α= .95 for sexuality projective identification, and α= .66 for subservience projective identification. All results obtained from this study, in which the psychometric characteristics of the scale tried to be developed within the study were examined, indicate that the scale can be used as a reliable and valid tool to determine the projective identification characteristics of adolescents.


  • Projective identification
  • scale development
  • validity
  • reliability
  • factor analysis
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