Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Sharenting Scale (SS)

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  • Mustafa Maruf Cansızlar Aksaray University, Aksaray, Türkiye
  • Ekrem Sedat Şahin Aksaray University, Aksaray, Türkiye



Sharenting, Validity, Reliability, Parenting, Social media


The objective of this research is to construct a scale for assessing the extent of parents' 'sharenting' behavior and to assess its psychometric characteristics. The development of the Sharenting Scale commenced with a comprehensive review of relevant literature. Subsequently, a preliminary version of the scale was administered to 300 parents who utilize social media platforms. Exploratory Factor Analysis was conducted on the collected data, revealing a two-factor structure comprising nine items. The analysis indicated that the two-factor structure accounted for 66.51% of the total variance. Confirmatory Factor Analysis was conducted using data collected from 191 parents who completed the aforementioned scale. The goodness-of-fit indices indicated satisfactory fit values: χ2/df= 2.06, RMSEA= .075, CFI= .96, IFI= .96, TLI= .95, GFI= .94, NFI= .93. The convergent validity of the scale was assessed through the calculation of Average Variance Extracted and Composite Reliability values. Furthermore, the internal consistency reliability of the Sharenting Scale was evaluated using Cronbach's Alpha coefficient, yielding a value of .82. Additionally, the stability of the scale was examined via a test-retest method, resulting in a correlation coefficient of .83. Based on these findings, it can be concluded that the Sharenting Scale demonstrates both validity and reliability as a measurement tool for assessing parents' 'sharenting' behavior.




How to Cite

Cansızlar, M. M., & Şahin, E. S. (2024). Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Sharenting Scale (SS). International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 11(1), 126–135.