The purpose of this study is to adapt Youth Sports Value Questionnaire into Turkish culture and examine its psychometric features with validity and reliability. The focus group of the study is comprised of 266 4th grade students at a primary school who were selected via convenient sampling method. Validity of the scale was carried out by Explanatory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Correlation matrix among all the items was examined in explanatory factor analysis to see any significant correlation and significant relationship for executing factor analysis. CFA results showed compatibility statistics as RMSEA = .053, GFI = .91; CFI= .93; NFI= .92; χ2/df =1.77; AGFI= .91. and validity of the scale was proven. Scale’s Cronbach’s α reliability index was found .82. Evidence regarding validity and reliability of Turkish form of Youth Sports Scale was present. The scale was comprised of 18 items and four sub-dimensions (Reliability, Honesty and Caring for Health, Responsibility and Fair Play, Respect, Kindness and Friendship). The fact that the scale consists of few items, is easy to answer and grade makes it practical to use it with small and young athletes and primary and secondary school students in studies regarding personal values. The highest score of the scale was 54 while the lowest score was 18. Scoring high on the scale meant that the participant had a high level of value development; whereas scoring low meant that the participant had low level of value development. The adapted title of the scale is “Athlete-Student Values Scale” (SÖDÖ). In order to increase the utility and prevalence of the scale, using it with different sports branches, state and private schools, age groups to define athletes’ and students’ personal values in psychosocial and sociocultural studies is recommended.
Keywords: Scale Adaptation, Validity, Reliability, Factor Analysis, Athlete/Student and Individual Values