ERIC Number: EJ1086416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Examination of the Structure and Grade-Related Differentiation of Multidimensional Self-Concept Instruments for Children Using ESEM
Arens, A. Katrin; Morin, Alexandre J. S.
Journal of Experimental Education, v84 n2 p330-355 2016
This study is a substantive-methodological synergy in which exploratory structural equation modeling is applied to investigate the factor structure of multidimensional self-concept instruments. On the basis of a sample of German students (N = 1958) who completed the Self-Description Questionnaire I and the Self-Perception Profile for Children, the results supported the superiority of exploratory structural equation modeling compared with confirmatory factor analyses for both instruments. Exploratory structural equation modeling resulted in lower factor correlations and substantively meaningful cross-loadings. The authors also proposed and contrasted 3 mechanisms for testing grade-related differences in the differentiation of self-concept facets and found no evidence of increased differentiation between Grades 3 to 6.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept Measures, Structural Equation Models, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Differences, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Children, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Statistical Analysis, Psychometrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire; Self Perception Profile for Children