Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Original Article

Adaptation of the Attitudes Toward Motherhood Scale to Turkish: Reliability and Validity Study


Department of Psychiatry, Bakırköy Prof. Dr. Mazhar Osman Research and Training Hospital for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey


Department of Psychiatry, Altınbaş University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey


Department of Child Health and Diseases, Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2023; 33: 177-186
DOI: 10.5152/pcp.2023.22571
Read: 961 Downloads: 391 Published: 07 August 2023

Background: The aim of this study is to investigate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Attitudes Toward Motherhood Scale. Attitudes Toward Motherhood Scale was developed by Sockol et al to evaluate cognitive distortions and attitudes toward motherhood during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Methods: The sample of this study consisted of 223 pregnant women and 138 postpartum women. A Sociodemographic Data Form, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, and Attitudes Toward Motherhood Scale were used to collect data from the participants.

Results: Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for internal consistency was 0.868 for the entire sample, 0.877 during pregnancy, and 0.828 for the postpartum period. Factor analysis revealed that the 3-factor structure explained 68.93% of the variance. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was calculated as 0.901 for the test–retest correlation analysis after 3 weeks (P < .001). There was a positive correlation between Attitudes Toward Motherhood Scale and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Attitudes Toward Motherhood Scale were satisfactory.

Cite this article as: Şenyasar Meterelliyoz K, Yazar MS, Çobanoğlu Saf P, Saf C. Adaptation of the attitudes toward motherhood scale to Turkish: Reliability and validity study. Psychiatry Clin Psychopharmacol. 2023;33(3):177-186.

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