Mindful self-care scale (mscs): Adaptation and validation in a normative Turkish sample

Sunbul Z. A., Malkoc A., Gordesli M. A., Arslan R., ÇEKİCİ F.

European Journal of Educational Research, vol.7, no.4, pp.887-892, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.887
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Educational Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.887-892
  • Keywords: Mindful self-care scale, Mindfulness, Self-care
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to adapt and validate Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS) with a normative Turkish sample. Participants of the study were 330 university students (232 females and 98 males) along with the age mean of 20.22 (SD=1.32). In order to validate the six factor structure of Mindful Self-care Scale, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. For providing evidence over convergent validity, Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescent version (Brown, West, Loverich and Biegel, 2011) was concurrently used. The results of the confirmatory factor analysis displayed satisfactory evidence for the six factor Mindful Self-Care Scale (χ2 / df = 1.7; GFI = 0.87, CFI = 0.92; TLI = .91; RMSEA = 0.05). The scale was also found to be significantly correlated to Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescent (r=.27, p<.001). Also, the Cronbach Alpha value for the whole scale was found .89 yielding satisfactory evidence for the internal consistency of the instrument. The results of the study tentatively yielded that the Mindful Self-Care Scale is a valid and reliable assessment tool of self-care in Turkish culture. As well, further studies examining the psychometric properties of Mindful Self-Care Scale are still needed with larger and diverse samples.