Psychometric properties of the BALCI Turkish version

Mercan O., Kabadayı F.

PSICOLOGIA REFLEXÃO & CRÍTICA, vol.36, no.7, pp.1-10, 2023 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s41155-023-00248-0
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Fuente Academica Plus, IBZ Online, Psicodoc, Psycinfo, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The present study aimed to adapt and validate the Beliefs About Losing Control Inventory (BALCI) in the non-clinical Turkish emerging adults sample. The study group consisted of 549 participants from three study phases and aged between 18 and 28 years and mainly women. According to the results of the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), the BALCI Turkish Version (BALCI-TV) confirmed 21 items in three factors. The network analysis findings showed that the items including the factors were together. The results indicated that configural, metric, scalar, and strict invariance across the gender. Cronbach’s α and McDonald’s ω of the total BALCI-TV were .90. Test–retest correlation result was .89. All results indicated that the BALCI-TV had good psychometric properties. The BALCI-TV can be provided to measure control and beliefs related to control within obsessive–compulsive disorder for Turkish academics and mental health practitioners.