ERIC Number: ED326826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-11
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The High School & Beyond Data Set: Academic Self-Concept Measures.
A series of confirmatory factor analyses using both LISREL VI (maximum likelihood method) and LISCOMP (weighted least squares method using covariance matrix based on polychoric correlations) and including cross-validation on independent samples were applied to items from the High School and Beyond data set to explore the measurement characteristics of a proposed set of academic self-concept measures. Results most strongly supported a first-order model with English Self-Concept (ESC) and Math Self-Concept (MSC) as uncorrelated factors and General School Self-Concept as a factor correlating with ESC and MSC. Tests for invariance suggested that the model holds up across gender, but not across socioeconomic status. The results provide further confirmation of the independence of ESC and MSC and for the invariance of the structure of self-concept across gender, at least for adolescents. The possibility that the structure may differ across socioeconomic status deserves further consideration. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).