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ERIC Number: ED422370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-14
Pages: 11
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A Chinese Translation of the Self Description Questionnaire.
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Lee, Frances Laimui
This study examined the factor structure of a Chinese version of the Verbal, Math, Academic, and General self-concept scales of the Self Description Questionnaire (SDQII) administered to high school students in China at two time points. Responses of 487 students were used. Item scale correlations and reliability coefficients were good. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that math and Chinese self-concepts were positively correlated with academic self-concept, and with general self-concept, but smaller in size. However, math and Chinese self-concepts were negatively correlated with each other. When Chinese and math achievement scores were included in the model, Chinese achievement correlated more highly with Chinese than with math self-concept and math achievement correlated highly with math self-concept but not with Chinese self-concept. Both achievement scores correlated more highly with academic than general self-concept. These patterns were replicated in a second collection of data 6 months later. The results support the validity of the Chinese version of the SDQII and also the multidimensionality of self-concept. (Contains 2 tables and 36 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire