Turkish adaptation of the Multidimensional Emotional Empathy Scale: A validity and reliability study

Turan N., Durgun H., Kaya H., AŞTI T.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.57, no.2, pp.455-462, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12616
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-462
  • Keywords: empathy, nursing students, reliability, scale adaptation, validity, NURSING-STUDENTS
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose This study examined the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Multidimensional Emotional Empathy Scale for multidimensional evaluations of empathy. Design and Methods The methodological study included 202 nursing students. Turkish translation was performed using a back-translation technique. In determining the time invariance, the scale was applied twice to 38 nursing students with a 2-week interval, and the test-retest method was used, and intraclass correlations were calculated. Construct validity was examined with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Findings The content validity index was 0.997, and the general internal consistency coefficient of the scale was a highly reliable 0.905. With the CFA, it was determined that the fit index values were at an acceptable level and the model was suitable with this state. Practice Implications The Turkish version is considered a valid and reliable tool.