Volume 22, Issue 1 (Spring 2016)                   IJPCP 2016, 22(1): 58-66 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Shahid Beheshti , Email:bahare_anjomshoaa@yahoo.com
2- Shahid Beheshti University
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Objectives: This study examined the psychometric properties of the Children’s Loneliness Scale among elementary school girls. Method: The statistical population consisted of elementary school girls in the city of Kerman (2013-2014), from which a sample of 320 students were selected using multistage cluster random sampling. For gathering data, Loneliness Scale to children and Child Behavioral Checklist were given to their mothers. Data were analyzed using Cronbach’s alpha, Pearson correlation, regression analysis, Split-half correlation, and test-retest. Results: In addition to face validity, the Children’s Loneliness Scale has high internal consistency (0.83) and item-total correlations showed that all items have acceptable correlation with the total score (0.20-0.57). Split-half and test-retest correlation coefficients were 0.73 and 0.76, respectively. Concurrent validity of the scale was confirmed by moderate correlations (0.18-0.25) with most of the internalizing subscales of Child Behavioral Checklist; and Loneliness was predicting factor for subscales of Child Behavioral Checklist. Conclusion: The Children’s Loneliness Scale in the community of the elementary school students in the city of Kerman has a good reliability and validity.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2016/09/18 | Accepted: 2016/09/18 | Published: 2016/09/18