The Turkish Adaptation of Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale: The Validity and Reliability Study

Cetin B., Dogan T., SAPMAZ F.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.35, no.156, pp.205-216, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 156
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-216
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Objective: The aim of this study is to adapt The Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale (BFNE) to Turkish and to examine its reliability and validity. Three hundred and twenty five (325) university student from Sakarya University (124 female, 201 male) participated in the study. The validity and reliability of scale was investigated by test re-test, Cronbach alpha, split-half, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and criterion related validity methods. Social Appearance Anxiety Scale (SAAS) was used for the criterion related validity. Results: In order to determine the construct validity of BFNE, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. The Cronbach's alpha for the BFNE was .84 and split-half .83. The computed test re-test reliability coefficient for the BFNE was .82. There was .60 correlation between BFNE and SAAS. Item-total correlation coefficients of the Turkish BFNE ranged from .37 to .68. Conclusion:The Turkish version of the BFNE was found to be reliable and valid in this study.