Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the selfperceived food literacy scale Self-Perceived Food Literacy Scale

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Kevser Tarı Selçuk
Celalettin Çevik
Hakan Baydur
Reci Meseri


literacy, food literacy, validity, reliability


Purpose: The present study was aimed at adapting the Self-Perceived Food Literacy Scale into
Turkish and investigating its psychometric properties. Methods: This study was conducted with 391 adults
aged ≥18 years living in a provincial center. This five-point likert scale consists of 29 items and 8 sub-scales.
In the analysis of the study data, cronbach’s alpha values, ıntraclass correlation coefficient and item-total and
inter-scale correlation coefficients were calculated, and the confirmatory factor analysis and linear regression
analysis were performed. Results: The cronbach’s alpha value was 0.84, 0.70, 0.76, 0.61, 0.89, 0.69, 0.90, 0.92
for the subscales respectively (food preparation skills, resilience and resistance, healthy snack styles, social
and conscious eating, examining food labels, daily food planning, healthy budgeting, healthy food stockpiling)
and 0.83 for the overall scale. The test-retest intraclass correlation coefficient is between 0.80 and 0.96.
The goodness of fit values of the confirmatory factor analysis are between 0.062-0.93. Conclusion: The Self-
Perceived Food Literacy Scale adapted to Turkish society is a valid and reliable scale.


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