Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS): Adaptation and Validation in a Normative Turkish Sample

Zeynep Aydin Sunbul , Asude Malkoc, Meltem Aslan Gordesli, Reyhan Arslan, Ferah Cekici

APA 6th edition
Sunbul*, Z.A., Malkoc, A., Gordesli, M.A., Arslan, R., & Cekici, F. (2018). Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS): Adaptation and Validation in a Normative Turkish Sample. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(4), 887-892. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.887

Sunbul* Z.A., Malkoc A., Gordesli M.A., Arslan R., and Cekici F. 2018 'Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS): Adaptation and Validation in a Normative Turkish Sample', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 887-892. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.887

Chicago 16th edition
Sunbul*, Zeynep Aydin , Malkoc, Asude , Gordesli, Meltem Aslan , Arslan, Reyhan and Cekici, Ferah . "Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS): Adaptation and Validation in a Normative Turkish Sample". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 4(2018): 887-892. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.887


The aim of this study was to adapt and validate Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS) with a normative Turkish sample. Participants of the study were 330 university students (232 females and 97 males) along with the age mean of 20.22 (SD=1.32). In order to validate the six factor structure of Mindful Self-care Scale, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. For providing evidence over convergent validity, Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescent version (Brown, West, Loverich & Biegel, 2011) was concurrently used. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis  displayed satisfactory evidence for the six factor Mindful Self-Care Scale (χ2 / df = 1.7; GFI = 0.87, CFI = 0.92; TLI = .91; RMSEA = 0.05). The scale was also found to be significantly correlated to Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescent (r=.27, p<.001). Also, the Cronbach Alpha value for the whole scale was found .89 yielding satisfactory evidence for the internal consistency of the instrument. The results of the study tentatively yielded that the Mindful Self-Care Scale is a valid and reliable assessment tool of self-care in Turkish culture. As well, further studies examining the psychometric properties of Mindful Self-Care Scale are still needed with larger and diverse samples.

Keywords: Self-care, mindful self-care scale, mindfulness.


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