Demirali Yaşar Ergin


The aim of this study is to develop a scale to determine the psychosocial effects of pandemic outbreaks such as covid-19. The study was conducted with 1546 (EFA) and 909 (CFA) participants. Internet-based method was used to collect data. “Psychosocial Effects of Pandemic Scale (PEPS)”, prepared by the researcher, has been used as a means of data collection. The scale consists of 7 subscales and 30 Likert style items.
Study 1: Varimax rotated EFA was used as scale development statistics to ascertain sub-dimensions. Item-total correlation coefficient and item-remainder correlation coefficient, Cronbach and Rulon coefficient were calculated to determine the reliability.
Study 2: After the scale was structured with EFA and item analysis, the construct validity was tested with CFA. CFI and RMSEA fit indices were used to test the CFA model's suitability. Considering these criteria, CFA models were created for scale. The scale was found to be valid, reliable and available as a result of statistical procedures.

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