Turkish version of the Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS): A validity and reliability study

Volume 1 - Issue 1
Fatma Sapmaz Selin Temizel
Pages: 32-38 Download Count : 5207 View Count: 4192 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The current study aims to adapt the Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS) to Turkish culture and to investigate the psychometric characteristics of this scale. There were 380 respondents (179 female/199 male) ranging in age from 16 to 78 years. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used to explore construct validity of the SDHS and was correlated with OHQ-SF and SWLS as part of criterion-related validity. The reliability of the SDHS was analyzed by the internal consistency method. According to DFA results, that was conducted to determine whether the one-factor construct of the SDHS could be verified. Goodness of fit indices showed that a one-factor construct of the scale was also confirmed. Criterion-related validity analysis found that there were significant relationships between the SDHS and other measurement tools with regard to evaluating happiness. The internal consistency coefficient was .80. Findings suggest that the Turkish form of the SDHS has a one factor construct, which could be used as a valid and reliable measurement tool for evaluating depression and happiness.


  • Depression and happiness scale
  • validity
  • reliability
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