Methodological Issues in Scale Adaptation: a Study on Adapted Scales in the Management and Organization Field

Mehmet Bayyk, Sait Gürbüz

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to clarify the concepts of bias and equivalence as well as the procedures to be applied in the scale adaptation studies; to identify the current trends and practices in the adaptation of the scales to Turkish language; and to make some suggestions for scale adaptation procedures. Within this framework, the scale adaptation studies (n=45) conducted during 2010-2015 were content analyzed, and the current trends and practices in scale adaptation were identified. The study findings indicated that there were great differences in the scale adaptation procedures followed by researchers and that there was no commonly accepted methodology for scale adaptation. A series of suggestions were proposed to the researchers to ensure a uniform methodology and minimize inaccurate practices in the scale adaptation studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalSSRN Electronic Journal
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • scaling
  • equivalence
  • management

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