Psychometric Evaluation of the Turkish Form of the Spiritual Care Competence Scale

DAĞHAN Ş. , KALKIM A. , Midilli T. S.

JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH, vol.58, no.1, pp.14-27, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10943-018-0594-2
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-27
  • Keywords: Competence, Nursing, Reliability, Spiritual care, Validity, NURSING-STUDENTS, NURSES PERCEPTIONS, HEALTH, VALIDITY, PROGRAM


The methodological study was aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Spiritual Care Competence Scale (SCCS-T). The research was conducted on final-year Turkish nursing students (n=297) in the faculties of nursing and health science in two cities in the western part of Turkey. Exploratory factor analysis revealed that three factors accounted for 75.18% of the explained variance. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the SCCS-T was .97. The three-factor model of the SCCS-T was found to be a reliable and valid scale for evaluating spiritual care competencies of Turkish nursing students and nurses.