Deal with the Item 8 of Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale(1965) and Revalidate the Factor Structure: Based on measuring groups ofmiddle school students

Bin LIANG, Jiajiang ZHANG

Abstract


Using Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (1965), we have measured 1889 students in schools. Through correlation analysis, item analysis, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, we study two different ways in dealing with the item 8 of Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965), namely the score is counted according to the positive item method and deleting the item 8, explore factor models of the scale and verify the goodness of fit of different models. Our results show: (a) the item 8 should be reserved. It should adopt that the score is counted according to the positive item method. The score correlating with the total score is 0.33 (P < 0.01); (b)if the factor analysis uses two factors,the two factor correlation model has better goodness of fit (χ2/df=6.12, CFI=0.95, TLI=0.93, RMSEA=0.06), namely the two factor model can be used in the scale.


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