VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY STUDY OF THE GREENSPAN SOCIAL EMOTIONAL GROWTH CHART (GSEGC) FOR INFANTS AGED 24-30 MONTHS


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Pekşen Akça R. , Baran G.

İnönü üniversitesi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksek Okulu Dergisi, vol.10, no.2, pp.422-437, 2022 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.33715/inonusaglik.1108876
  • Title of Journal : İnönü üniversitesi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksek Okulu Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.422-437

Abstract


This study aimed to conduct the Turkish adaptation of the GSEGC (Greenspan Social Emotional Growth Chart) for 24-30 month-old infants and assess its’ validity-reliability. GSEGC was developed by Greenspan (2004) as a screening tool for 0-42 months aged children in order to inspect the social-emotional functions. The sample consisted of 240 mothers who were residing in city center of Kayseri and had 24–30 months old children. Regarding the validity studies of the assessment tool, the language validity was checked, content validity was carried out by submitting it to the opinion of seven experts. In order to test the difference between the scores obtained from the assessment tool in the month ranges within the scope of construct validity, the infants were divided into groups of; 24-25, 26-27, 28-30 months. Ankara Developmental Screening Inventory was used for criterion validity. The analysis revealed significant difference in months. In order to assess whether or not the assessment tool yielded consistent time-dependent results, the tool was administered to 28 children again with 1.5-2 weeks interval and statistically significant, positive correlation was found. It has been concluded that the GSEGC is a valid-reliable assessment tool for evaluating social-emotional growth of 24-30 months aged Turkish infants