Type

Journal Article

Authors

Damian O'Kane
Philip Hyland
John Mallett
Mark Shevlin
Daniel Boduszek

Subjects

Philosophy

Topics
rosenberg self esteem scale two dimensional social and public welfare hv social pathology psychology validity factor structure confirmatory factor analysis

Dimensionality and construct validity of the Rosenberg self-esteem scale within a sample of recidivistic prisoners (2012)

Abstract This study aims to examine the construct validity and factor structure of the Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES) using a sample (n=312) of Polish prisoners incarcerated in Nowogard High Security Prison. The number of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) models under investigation was limited to two by virtue of employing a much stricter and more rigorously sound methodological procedure in which item errors were prevented from correlating, as suggested by Brown. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the two-factor (positive and negative self-esteem) model provided a better fit for the RSES items than did the one-factor model. The results provide some initial support for the two-dimensional model that could possibly be measuring substantively separate factors within a prison sample, thus calling into question the one-factor solution of the RSES.
Collections Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

Damian O'Kane, Philip Hyland, John Mallett, Mark Shevlin, Daniel Boduszek

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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
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John Mallett
University of Limerick
 
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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
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Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
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