ADDICTA: The Turkish Journal on Addictions
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Adaptation of the Impulsive Sensation Seeking Scale to Turkish

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Pamukkale University, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Denizli, Turkey

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Hacettepe University, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

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Hasan Doğan School of Physical Education and Sports, Karabük, Turkey

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Marmara University, Faculty of Sport Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Addicta 2021; 8: 151-156
DOI: 10.5152/ADDICTA.2021.21030
Read: 22 Downloads: 22 Published: 30 September 2021

The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Impulsive Sensation Seeking Scale (ImpSS) for the Turkish sample. A total of 459 individuals (221 female and 238 males, mean age = 34.94 ± 10.52years) voluntarily participated in this study. The ImpSS, developed by Zuckerman et al. (1993), measures the sensation-seeking traits of individuals. It includes two subdomains, Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking, and 19 items. The exploratory factor analysis revealed that the 19 items were in a two-factor structure, and this result was also confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. Cronbach’s alpha for reliability of the Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking subscales, and the full scale, was 0.77, 0.78, and 0.84; 0.75, 0.73, and 0.80 in Kuder-Richardson formula (KR-21); and 0.75, 0.79, and 0.82 in test-retest, respectively. The Turkish version of the ImpSS is valid and reliable for measuring general sensation seeking.

Cite this article as: Yıldırım, S., Bilgin, E., Yüksel, Y., Demirhan, G., & Aşçı, F. H. (2021). Adaptation of the Impulsive Sensation Seeking Scale to Turkish. Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions, 8(2), 151-156.

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