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ERIC Number: EJ768766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Self-Esteem: Assessing Measurement Equivalence in a Multiethnic Sample of Youth
Michaels, Marcia L.; Barr, Alicia; Roosa, Mark W.; Knight, George P.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v27 n3 p269-295 2007
Global self-worth and five domains of self-esteem (scholastic competence, athletic competence, physical appearance, behavioral conduct, social acceptance) were tested for measurement equivalence in a sample of Anglo American, Mexican American, African American, and Native American youth aged 9 through 14 years. The results revealed that global self-worth and scholastic competence showed strong factorial invariance in all groups, and the remaining self-esteem domains showed strong factorial invariance in some of the groups. Functional equivalence analyses revealed that the relations between self-esteem and two developmental outcome variables, conduct disorder and attitudes toward substance use, were similar in groups in which strong factorial invariance was established. Implications for multiethnic studies and self-esteem research are discussed. Scale Items are appended.(Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Children