ERIC Number: ED465443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Assessing the Internal Consistency of the Self-Image Questionnaire for Young Adolescents (SIQYA): A Nigerian Investigation.
Adegoke, Alfred A.
Noting the lack of self-concept research in nonwestern cultures and the need to determine if a western measure of self-image is embedded in the same network of constructs in another culture, this study examined the appropriateness of using the Self Image Questionnaire for Young Adolescents (SIQYA) with Nigerian students. Participating in the study were 162 Nigerian 11- to 13-year-olds who were Junior Secondary School students. Findings indicated that the internal consistency reliability coefficients for each of the 9 subscales were high for both boys (.89 to .90) and girls (.77 to .82), suggesting a high degree of internal consistency among the items. The test-retest reliability was assessed with 2 measures of the SIQYA obtained from the same samples 2 weeks apart and revealed a correlation of .54. Construct validity was ascertained by administering the SIQYA and a theoretically related test (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory [SEI]) at the same testing session. With the exception of a few of the scales, the magnitude of the associations between the SEI and the SIQYA were sufficiently high. (Contains 33 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria