Allah Tahayyülleri Ölçeği


KARACA F. , HACIKELEŞOĞLU H.

İlahiyat Tetkikleri Dergisi, vol.54, no.54, pp.67-83, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 54
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.29288/ilted.771686
  • Title of Journal : İlahiyat Tetkikleri Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-83
  • Keywords: Psychology of religion, Religion, Allah, Imagination, Scale, Validity, Reliability, GOD, IMAGE

Abstract

In this study, a culture-sensitive measurement tool was developed to measure the imaginary forms of God. Psychometric analysis conducted with scale showed that the scale is reliable and valid enough. The scale of Allah imagination has a structure consisting of four factors and 19 items that explain 50.35% of the total variance. According to factor analysis, the first factor is "Dismissive God image" (careless), the second factor is "Frightening God" (fear-punishment oriented), the third factor is "Loving and Frightening God" (balanced), and the fourth factor is "Loving God" (love oriented). As a result of confirmatory factor analysis, the four-factor structure of the scale was confirmed. Cronbach's alpha, which is regarded as a criterion for internal consistency, is measured as proportional to=.61 for the scale of Allah Imagination. While the same items were analyzed via split half method, it is seen that the coefficient of correlation is.69. The correlation coefficient between the results of two measurements with 53 people and 10 days interval was calculated as.69, (p <.01). As a result of the analysis, it can be stated that the scale of Allah imagination is a valid and reliable measurement tool.