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ERIC Number: EJ812725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-0095-7984
A Validity Study of Scores on the Personal and Academic Self-Concept Inventory Based on a Sample of Black College Males
Woodland, Malcolm H.
Journal of Black Psychology, v34 n4 p452-478 2008
In this study, factor analyses were used to examine the structural validity of scores on the Personal and Academic Self-Concept Inventory (PASCI) in a group of 222 Black college males. Definitions of self-concept and how self-concept has been operationalized in Black populations were also reviewed. Results from this study challenged the nine-factor PASCI model reported earlier and pointed out the importance of considering cultural differences during scale development. Exploratory factor analysis procedures suggested only five factors. In this five-factor model, the Math Ability and Social Acceptance items emerged relatively intact. In addition, new Physical Self-Concept and Global Self-Concept factors were also revealed. Suggestions for considering culture during scale development and item improvement are provided. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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