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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,


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.

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