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Adaptation of Rosenberg´s Self-Esteem Scale and Ebeps-A© Self-Esteem Subscale on Portuguese Students

Abstract

Research relating to the study of personal factors of students is currently of great importance especially those focusing on students self esteem. The goal of this research is to analyze the psychometric properties of Rosenberg ́s Self-esteem scale and the Psychosocial Wellbeing Scale (EBEPS-A©) subscale of Self-esteem by studying the scales from two aspects which are whether the psychometric qualities of the instruments of self- esteem measures are appropriate for Portuguese students and if the instruments are one-dimensional or bi- dimensional. To understand this issue, two studies were developed for the psychometric validation of the instruments relating to self-esteem. One study investigated the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1979) on a sample of 588 students comprising 70.7% females and 29.3% males. Another study looked at the Psychosocial Wellbeing Scale (EBEPS-A©) (Galinha Loureiro, 2005; 2006) subscale of Self-Esteem on a sample of 605 students comprising 63.3% females and 36.7% males. A Factorial analysis created a 14-item Self-esteem subscale. The Factor analysis confirmed previous studies with one factor; high saturations, a variance of 49.657 and Cronbach alpha =0.88. For the EBEPS-A©, the subscale results point to a variance of 4.53% and Cronbach alpha =0.90 which validated the appropriateness of the psychometric characteristics of both scales. The studies conclude that these instruments have proven useful in the study of self-esteem with students and may be used in future investigations.

Keywords: Self-esteemstudent achievementfactor analysiseducation

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Published online: 30.08.2016
Pages: 188-197
Publisher: Future Academy
In: Volume 17, Issue 3
DOI: 10.15405/ejsbs.191
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
Article Type: Original Research
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