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ERIC Number: ED441259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 30
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Reliability and Validity Tests of Singelis's Self-Construal Scale (1994).
Wang, Qi
Two studies focused on the reliability and validity of T.M. Singelis's 24-item Self-Construal Scale (SCS) (1994). In the first study, Cronbach alphas were calculated to assess the internal consistency of the reliability of the two subscales that were supposed to measure individuals' independent and interdependent self construals. The sample was composed of 421 students drawn from a Midwestern university. Results indicated that the scale had moderate internal consistency. In the second study, three types of validity were assessed. Construct validity was tested by using the above sample. Results of factor analysis suggest that about half of the items need to be revised, at least for this specific sample. A second sample of 184 students who had participated in Study 1 was drawn to assess the criterion-related validity. Concurrent validity and predictive validity failed to be established by correlating SCS with Triandis and Singelis's (1998) subjective individualism collectivism scale, and Kim, Sharkey, and Singelis's (1994) conversational constraints. Possible reasons, limitations, and implications are discussed. Future research should be directed at reexamining the items that have composed SCS. (Contains 4 tables of data and 26 references.) (Author/NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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