The Savoring Beliefs Inventory: An adaptation study of the SBI in the Turkish cultural context
Savoring is an individual propensity to focus on and enjoy past, current, and future positive events. It emerges as an important construct in promoting and boosting the intensity of positive affect. This study aims to examine the psychometric properties of the Savoring Beliefs Inventory (SBI) in a sample of Turkish university students. A total of 456 participants were administered measures of savoring beliefs, self-esteem, life satisfaction, perceived stress, positive and negative affectivity. The results showed that the SBI presents one-factor structure rather than the three-factor structure found in the past research. The scale yields good internal consistency. In addition, savoring beliefs are positively correlated with self-esteem, life satisfaction, and positive affectivity, while negatively correlating with perceived stress and negative affectivity. The present findings show that the SBI is a reliable and valid measure of individuals’ beliefs about their capacity to savor positive experiences for a Turkish sample.
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2018, Vol. 25, pp. 139-151, DOI: 10.4473/TPM25.1.8Back