Scale of Allah Centeredness (SAC): Reliability and Validity StudyJournal: Near East University Journal of Theology (Vol.6, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2020-12-15
Authors : Ümit Horozcu; Ahmet Celalettin Güneş;
Page : 297-327
Keywords : Allah Centeredness; Religiousness; Scale; Validity; Reliability;
In this study the reliability and validity analysis of “Scale of Allah Centeredness” (SAC) are presented. This scale has been developed to measure the extent to which people's feelings in the natural flow of social life, especially those that directly concern them, center God on their assessment of these situations, in other words, to what extent they accept God's consent as a measure of goodness and righteousness. Two main applications were carried out in the study except the two pretests. The data of the first study on 326 people over the age of 16 were subjected to factor analysis and as a result a 8-item one-dimensional scale structure was obtained. Again, with the data of the second study conducted on 185 adults over 16 years of age, the 8-item single-factor structure obtained as a result of the first analysis was subjected to confirmatory factor analysis. Based on the confirmatory factor analysis, the following scores were obtained: X2 /df = 1.73, RMSEA= 0.074, NFI = 0.95, NNFI = 0.97, CFI = 0.98, RFI = .98, IFI = .93, RMR = 0.062, SRMR = 0.046, GFI = 0.94 ve AGFI = 0.89. The reliability coefficient (Cronbach's Alpha) of 8 items and the single-factor construct was .89. Also, the results of the split half reliability (Spearman Brown) test were as follows: Reliability coefficient of the first half was .76, the reliability coefficient of the second half is .77 and the correlation coefficient (r) between the two halves is .81. The values revealed show that the scale is a reliable and valid scale.
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