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ERIC Number: ED156684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 17
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Tennessee Self Concept Scale: Factor Analysis Using a Rehabilitation Population.
Salbod, Stephen; And Others
The Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS) contains 100 items and 12 scales designed to assess self concept in three areas: total self esteem, self-criticism, and self-consistency. One hundred and seventeen females and three males, 75% of whom were black, attending a Work Incentive training program were administered the TSCS to examine its construct validity within a target rehabilitation population. The trainees' responses were factor analyzed. From analysis of the scales, self esteem and conflict integration factors were extracted and rotated. The correlation obtained between these two factors was in a negative direction, indicating that as inconsistency increases in the self-configuration, self-esteem decreases, and vice versa. Item analysis produced 21 factors, of which two higher order factors, representing a differential response bias to negative and positive self-statements, were extracted and rotated. Sample items are appended. Factor analysis of items and scales did not support W. H. Fitts' contention that the self esteem component of self concept is composed of internal and external dimensions which individuals use as frames of reference when describing themselves. The complexity of the TSCS is partially attributed to an inherent reponse bias, and rehabilitation counselors are cautioned in the use of the instrument. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale