The Validity and Reliability of Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children-Short Form in Turkish Adolescents

Fatma COŞKUN, Ömer Faruk AKÇA, Ayhan BİLGİÇ, Carla SHARP
2022 33(1): 44-52
DOI: 10.5080/u25637
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Objective: This study has aimed to investigate the validity and reliability
of the Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children-Short Form
(BPFSC-SF-TR) in Turkish adolescents.
Method: The study was carried out with adolescents between the ages
of 12-18 from clinical (N=168) and community (N=181) backgrounds.
All participants were asked to complete the BPFSC-SF-TR, the
Personality Belief Questionaire - Short Form (PBQ-SF), the Brief
Symptom Inventory (BSI) and the Personality Inventory for DSM-5-
Short Form (PID-5-SF) scales. Also, the Kiddie Schedule for Affective
Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and
Lifetime Version-Turkish Version (K-SADS-PL-TR) was administered
to the participants in the clinical group and their parents were asked to
complete the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PEDsQL). Test-retest
correlations and the Cronbach’s α coefficients were calculated.
Results: BPFSC-SF-TR scores of both groups of participants positively
correlated with the PBQ-BF borderline subscale, the PID-5-SF
borderline related facets and the BSI scores, and negatively correlated
with the PedsQL in the clinical group. Furthermore, the clinical group
had higher total BPFSC-SF-TR scores than the community group,
and their scores positively correlated with the number of diagnoses
and psychiatric symptoms determined by using the KSADS-PL-TR.
Exploratory and multi-group confirmatory factor analyses of the data of
both groups supported a single factor structure. The Cronbach’s α of the
scale was 0.84 in the clinical group, and 0.79 in the community group.
The test-retest reliability correlation coefficient of the scale was 0.71.
Conclusion: The BPFSC-SF-TR is a valid and reliable tool for Turkish