Psychometric properties of a Turkish version of the body connection scale and exploring the mediating role of body connection in interpersonal emotion regulation, mindfulness and flourishing


CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-020-00912-z
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo


The aim of this study was to adapt the Scale of Body Connection into Turkish and to test the mediating role of body awareness and body dissociation in the relationship between interpersonal emotion regulation, mindfulness, and flourishing. Data was sourced from a total of 440 participants (125 males, 315 females) from Istanbul Medeniyet University, as well as their relatives through a snowball sampling method. The participants had an age range between 15 and 84, with a mean age of 24.41 (SD = 9.35). The construct validity of the scale was tested via a confirmatory factor analysis. The Cronbach's Alpha coefficients were analyzed to test the internal consistency. Finally, a path analysis was used to test the research model. The results of the CFA showed that the scale is a valid instrument after eliminating few items. In addition, the reliability level of the scale was found to be satisfactory. The findings of the path analysis indicated that both mindfulness and interpersonal emotion regulation have significantly positive relationship with body awareness while mindfulness has a significantly negative relationship with body dissociation. In addition, there is a negative relationship between body dissociation and flourishing while body awareness has a significantly positive relationship with flourishing. The adjusted model accounted for a 9% variance in body awareness, 22% variance in body dissociation, and 6% variance in flourishing scores of participants.