Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Original Article

Turkish Adaptation of Romantic Relationship Sabotage Scale: Validity and Reliability Study


University of Health Sciences, Sultan 2. Abdülhamid Khan Training and Research Hospital, Mental Health and Diseases Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2023; 33: 48-57
DOI: 10.5152/pcp.2023.22500
Read: 224 Downloads: 155 Published: 01 March 2023

Background: The aim of this study is to perform the Turkish validity and reliability analyzes of the Romantic Relationship Sabotage Scale, which was developed to reveal why couples sabotage the relationship in romantic relationships, and to adapt this scale to Turkish culture.

Methods: The study group consisted of 495 individuals who did not have any psychiatric disorders and had a romantic relationship. The similarity of the results obtained with the factor analysis with the original scale showed that the scale provided construct validity.

Results: For the criterion correlation validity of the scale, the correlations between the Turkish Romantic Relationship Sabotage Scale—total score and Perceived Romantic Relationship Quality Scale (r=–.384, P < .05), The Love Attitude Scale (altruistic love r=.163, P < .05; friendship love r=–.151, P < .05; passionate love r=–.435, P < .05; practical love r=.220, P < .05; game-playing love r=.213, P < .05; possessive-dependent love r=.439, P < .05), and Self-handicapping Scale (r=.443, P < .05) were calculated. The reliability coefficient for the stability of the scale, which was administered to 102 participants twice with an interval of 4 weeks, was found to be 0.75, revealing that the scale was stable. The Cronbach’s internal consistency coefficient on the scale was .81. There was a significant difference between the Turkish form of the Romantic Relationship Sabotage Scale—total score scores, the mean scores of defensiveness, and lack of relationship skills according to gender (P < .05).

Conclusion: This study confirms the validity and factor structure of the Turkish version of the Romantic Relationship Sabotage Scale, which is an acceptable tool that can be used to measure the sabotage levels of romantic relationships in individuals.

Cite this article as: Maden Ö, Kahraman Bakar B, Eroğlu Zengin M. Turkish adaptation of romantic relationship sabotage scale: Validity and reliability study. Psychiatry Clin Psychopharmacol. 2023;33(1):48-57.

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