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ERIC Number: EJ953929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Factorial Validity and Invariance of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale among Portuguese Youngsters
Vasconcelos-Raposo, Jose; Fernandes, Helder Miguel; Teixeira, Carla M.; Bertelli, Rosangela
Social Indicators Research, v105 n3 p483-498 Feb 2012
The purpose of the present study was to examine the reliability, factorial validity and measurement invariance (across gender, age and physical activity participation) of a Portuguese version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES). The sample consisted of 1,763 Portuguese youngsters (731 male and 1,032 female) with ages between 15 and 20 years. Reliability estimate for the one-factor solution was 0.845, although some proposed RSES's underlying dimensions were lower than 0.70. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the best-fitting model was a single self-esteem factor, plus simultaneous correlated uniqueness for positively and negatively worded items. Multigroup analysis supported measurement invariance across age and physical activity participation, and partial metric invariance across gender, as three items failed to show metric equivalence. These results provide evidence that RSES has excellent psychometric properties and it is a valid self-esteem measure to be used among Portuguese youngsters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale