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ERIC Number: EJ1025080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
A Short German Version of the Self Description Questionnaire I: Theoretical and Empirical Comparability
Arens, A. Katrin; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Craven, Rhonda G.; Hasselhorn, Marcus
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v36 n4 p415-438 2013
This study aims to develop a short German version of the Self Description Questionnaire (SDQ I-GS) in order to present a robust economical instrument for measuring German preadolescents' multidimensional self-concept. A full German version of the SDQ I (SDQ I-G) that maintained the original structure and thus length of the English original SDQ I instrument (Marsh, Herbert W. 1990b. Self Description Questionnaire-I (SDQ I). Manual. Macarthur, NSW, Australia: University of Western Sydney.) served as a basis for empirically deriving the SDQ I-GS. Using a sample of German students in grades 3-6 ("N"?=?1958), the construct validity of the SDQ I-GS was tested by both a within-network approach using confirmatory factor analyses and a between-network approach examining the relations of self-concept to external validity criteria (academic achievement and self-concept factors of another instrument). Construct validity for both the full (SDQ I-G) and the short version (SDQ I-GS) was consistent. Hence, the SDQ I-GS was demonstrated as a shorter and yet psychometrically sound instrument for measuring the multiple facets of self-concept of German preadolescents. The production of an economical instrument may stimulate wider use of self-concept instruments to further advances in self-concept research and theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Intermediate Grades; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire