Psychometric Properties of The Curative Climate Questionnaire-Turkish Version

Bilican F. I.

KLINIK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.20, no.3, pp.186-196, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/kpd.2017.15238
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-196


Objective: The Curative Climate Questionnaire measures the curative factors in group psychotherapy. The Curative Climate Questionnaire has three subscales: Cohesion, Insight, and Catharsis. These three factors are suggested to be the main curative factors implicated in progress in group psychotherapy. Even though group psychotherapy is an effective method in providing services to alleviate psychological difficulties, the resources which measure curative factors, group dynamics or processes are limited in Turkey. This study aimed to translate and adapt the Curative Climate Questionnaire into Turkish to allow for its future uses in clinical and research settings. Method: Fifty psychotherapists were administered the Curative Climate Questionnaire and Multidimensional Relationship Questionnaire on the fourth day of the group psychotherapy training. The training had didactic, supervision, and experiential parts. Factor structure was analyzed by employing Principal Component and Confirmatory Factor Analyses. Results: Turkish version of the Curative Climate Questionnaire had a three factor structure similar to the English version. Three items were omitted for the data to fit the model. The Cronbach Alpha level for Insight was 87, for Catharsis was .88, and for Cohesion was .84. Criterion validity was established by the Multidimensional Relationship Questionnaire. Conclusion: The findings showed that the Curative Climate Questionnaire Turkish version had good reliability and validity. The findings supported inclusion of the Catharsis subscale in the Curative Climate Questionnaire.