ERIC Number: EJ1132526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 97
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.
Descriptors: Self Concept, Structural Equation Models, Factor Analysis, Error of Measurement, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Psychometrics, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Children, Self Concept Measures, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Age Differences, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Goodness of Fit
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Children