Scale for Measuring Child Sexual Abuse Awareness for Parents: A Scale Development Study

  • Bengü BerkmenEmail author
  • Gürcan Seçim


Child sexual abuse is under researched in the Northern Cypriot context. To fill this gap in the literature, this study aims to develop a Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Scale to measurement the awareness levels of parents. The research participants consisted of 455 parents (335 mothers and 120 fathers) who had children between the ages of 8 and 10. In the process of the development of scale descriptive statistics, content validity, exploratory factor analysis of scale, and AMOS 21 were used for confirmatory factor analysis. Cronbach’s Alpha and split-half tests were performed for measuring the reliability of the scale. The outcomes show that the CSA Awareness Scale for Parents is a valid and reliable scale.


Child sexual abuse Awareness Scale development Parents 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education Department of Guidance and Psychological CounselingCyprus International UniversityNicosiaCyprus

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