Algının Ötesi: Yetersizlikten Etkilenme Derecesini Algılama (YEDA) Ölçeği Ebeveyn Formunun Geliştirilmesi

Günden U. O., Aksoy V.



Research reveals that the perception of severity of disability (SoD) is associated with other psychological variables of individuals. It is indicated that as the SoD increases, psychological wellbeing of individuals is affected, and therefore, certain tools are required to measure the SoD. This research is a scale development study in which 1053 parents participated in interviews (8), pilot implementations (57), main implementation (688) and CFA implementation. During this research, an item pool was created, expert opinions were obtained, and eventually, a pilot study was conducted. Validity and reliability data were reported through principal component analysis (PCA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and reliability analysis. A five-factor structure containing 34 items emerged as the result of a PCA, and a follow-up CFA confirmed this structure. The total of the Parental Perception of Severity of Disability Scale (PPSDS) variant was calculated as 62.27% and alpha .95, and a significant correlation was found at the level of .50 between the PPSDS and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Also, the result for the test-retest reliability was .81 and split-half reliability .81. The PPSDS identifies the mild, moderate and severe groups in two categories based on the SoD. Subfactors vary between .44 and .57 of the average variance extracted (AVE). The PPSDS can be suggested as a valid and reliable tool. Parents’ perception of disability was verified in line with the relevant literature. Children’s SoD can be viewed from parents’ perspective through the PPSDS in addition to their current state. Therefore, professionals in the field can use the PPSDS, and its relationship with psychological variables can be examined