Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 63–73 | Cite as

Reliability and Validity of the Spiritual Care-Giving Scale in a Turkish Population

  • Gülay İpek ÇobanEmail author
  • Meltem Şirin
  • Afife Yurttaş
Original Paper


This study aimed to adapt an English version of the survey tool Spiritual Care-Giving Scale for Turkish students and to evaluate its psychometric properties. Spiritual care is a central element of holistic nursing, but is not often made explicit in the theoretical and practical components of preregistration nursing programs. A composite scale will assist in identifying students’ perceptions and issues to be addressed in curricula and practice settings in Turkey. The scale was composed of 35 items and five subscales. Cronbach’s α reliability coefficient was .96, and item–total point correlations were between .37 and .77. In addition, split-half reliability coefficient was .88. The Spiritual Care-Giving Scale was found to be a valid and reliable instrument for measuring the multifaceted perspectives of spirituality and spiritual care in practice by students. Further testing of this scale is required with other student populations and clinicians.


Spirituality Care Nursing Scale 



The authors acknowledge the contributions of all students who took part in the study, all specialists from whom submissions were taken about the validity of the scale, and the Lay Hwa Tiew and Debra K. Creedy who are developers of the SCGS.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gülay İpek Çoban
    • 1
    Email author
  • Meltem Şirin
    • 1
  • Afife Yurttaş
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fundamentals of NursingAtaturk University Faculty of Health ScienceErzurumTurkey

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