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ERIC Number: EJ918938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
The School Short-Form Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory: Revised and Improved
Hills, Peter R.; Francis, Leslie J.; Jennings, Penelope
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v26 n1 p62-71 Mar 2011
The school short form of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory is a widely used measure of children's global self-esteem. Unlike the full-length scale, however, it has been generally understood that the short form does not allow differentiation between the major individual sources of self-esteem. The present study has examined the internal structure of the school short form by exploratory and confirmatory analysis on data provided by 3,056 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 15 years and has demonstrated that after the removal of 6 redundant items, the newly revised scale not only possesses improved psychometric properties but also contains three clear factors that correspond to personal self-esteem and self-esteem derived from parents and peers, respectively. The presentation of a revised version of the school short form of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory that is psychometrically robust and demonstrates three clear subscales will allow clearer distinctions to be made among the sources of children's self-esteem in future studies. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory