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J Appl Meas. 2018;19(4):413-427.

Psychometric Properties and Convergent Validity of the Chinese Version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale.

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Meng-Ting Lo, Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, 173 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210, USA, lo.194@osu.edu.

Abstract

The present study used the Rasch rating scale model (RSM) to reassess the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES) among 501 Grade 10 students in Taiwan. The reliability, dimensionality, and differential item functioning were examined. The dimensionality assumption was met after excluding item 8 ("I wish I could have more respect for myself."). The successive response categories for item 7 ("I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others.") were not located in an expected order. After eliminating items 7 and 8 from analysis, the remaining 8-item RSES had acceptable fit statistics, good content coverage and high categorical omega, Rasch person and item reliability. The five response categories performed well; evidence for convergent validity was established through the high correlation between RSES and psychological being scores. Implications and recommendations for instrument users are discussed.

PMID:
30433883
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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