Translation and Validation of Brief Adjustment Scale-6 (BASE-6) in Urdu


  • Nazish Rehman MS Scholar, Department of Psychology, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Shumaila Tasleem Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Zara Asghar MS Scholar, Department of Psychology, Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan.



Adolescents, Psychological Maladjustment, Psychometric Properties, Translation, Validation


The current study aimed to translate and validate the Brief Adjustment Scale–6 (BASE-6) to measure the psychological maladjustment in adolescents. The present study further established the psychometric properties and the general utility of the BASE-6. The sample consisted of Adolescents of age (M= 14.61, SD= .968) of class 9th and 10th (N=150) who were recruited through purposive sampling. In this study the process of translation was done by following MAPI guidelines. Through confirmatory factor analysis, the study ascertained that all items in the translated questionnaire effectively aligned with the intended scales. Furthermore, an evaluation of convergent validity underscored the good quality of validity and reliability achieved by the Urdu-translated version of the Brief Adjustment Scale-6 (BASE-6). The results demonstrated a high level of discriminant and convergent validity in the sample. The one-dimensional structure of BASE-6 was confirmed and factorial invariance was established. Therefore, the study provides strong evidence for the utility of the BASE-6 as a valuable instrument for assessing psychological maladjustment in adolescents, with a high level of discriminant and convergent validity.


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How to Cite

Rehman, N., Tasleem, S. ., & Asghar, Z. . (2024). Translation and Validation of Brief Adjustment Scale-6 (BASE-6) in Urdu. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 5(2), 224–233.