Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Original Article

Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Thought-Action Fusion–Child Version (TAFIC)


University of Health Sciences, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Education and Research Hospital, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Istanbul


Social Sciences University of Ankara, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Psychology, Ankara, Turkey


Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , Istanbul


Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul


Kocaeli University, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Kocaeli, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2020; 30: 64-70
DOI: 10.5455/PCP.20200212074140
Read: 938 Downloads: 539 Published: 19 January 2021

Background: The concept of thought-action fusion has long been recognized as a cognitive vulnerability factor for psyhopathology that given its clinical relevance and importance reliable assessment of this phenomenon seems to be essential. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Thought-Action Fusion Inventory for Children (TAFIC) among Turkish children and adolescents.

Methods: Five hundred and ninety-one subjects (mean age=14.16±2.08 years) participated in the study. Voluntered subjects completed the TAFIC, Magical Ideation Scale (MIS), Child Depression Inventory (CDI), Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders Revised–Child Self-Report (SCARED-R-CV), and Metacognitions Questionnaire for Children (MCQ-C).

Results: Confirmatory factor analysis revealed the original four-factor structure excellently fit the data on the Turkish version of the TAFIC. Internal reliability of the instrument was acceptable to excellent, with Kuder-Richardson coefficients ranging from 0.70 to 0.89. The convergent validity of the TAFIC was adequate, with significant correlation coefficients with magical ideation, meta-cognitions, depression, and anxiety related emotional problems.

Conclusions: Based on these findings, we concluded that the Turkish version of the TAFIC has promising psychometric properties in assessing thought-action fusion among children and adolescents.

To cite this article: Tarakcioglu MC, Boysan M, Caliskan Y, Demirel OF, Memik Cakin N, Kadak MT. Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Thought-Action Fusion–Child Version (TAFIC).Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2020;30(1):64-70

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