A Study for Testing the Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Internalized Misogyny Scale

YAMAN SÖZBİR Ş. , Vural G., Unal Toprak F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11469-020-00257-5


The objective of this study is to analyze the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Internalized Misogyny Scale (IMS). The study sample consisted of 510 students. In relation to the validity of the items comprising the scale, an item-total correlation test and internal consistency analysis were conducted. Exploratory factor analysis was used to reveal the factorial structure of the scale and to provide evidence, and confirmatory factor analysis was applied to confirm that the scale measured the theoretical structure. In order to evaluate the reliability of the scale in terms of internal consistency, Cronbach's alpha coefficient of the scale and each subscale was calculated. In this study, the chi-square test statistic obtained from Bartlett test analysis was found to be significant (chi 2 = 2444.990;p < 0.001). The scale's item-total correlation coefficient varied from 0.32 to 0.92, and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.82. The results of the exploratory factor analysis conducted for the IMS indicate that the scale consisted of three sub-scales, namely, "Devaluing women," "Distrust of women," and "Gender bias in favor of men," as in the original version, and explains 47.446% of the total variance. Consequently, the 17-item scale and three factors were found to be theoretically and statistically acceptable. The IMS was proven to be a valid and reliable tool of measurement.