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ERIC Number: EJ1132526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Improved Representation of the Self-Perception Profile for Children through Bifactor Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling
Arens, A. Katrin; Morin, Alexandre J. S.
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n1 p59-87 Feb 2017
This study illustrates an integrative psychometric framework to investigate two sources of construct-relevant multidimensionality in answers to the Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC). Using a sample of 2,353 German students attending Grades 3 to 6, we contrasted: (a) first-order versus hierarchical and bifactor models to investigate construct-relevant multidimensionality related to the hierarchical nature of multidimensional self-conceptions and (b) confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) and exploratory structural equation models (ESEM) to investigate construct-relevant multidimensionality related to the assessment of conceptually related constructs. The bifactor-ESEM solution provided the best fit, suggesting the presence of both sources of construct-relevant psychometric multidimensionality. The results supported measurement invariance of the SPPC across gender and grade level and showed latent mean differences mostly supporting results from previous research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Children
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