Type

Journal Article

Authors

Arlene Egan
Mark Shevlin
Katie Dhingra
Daniel Boduszek
Philip Hyland

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
scale modelling literature adult population factor structure rosenberg self esteem scale measurement psychology

A bifactor approach to modelling the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (2014)

Abstract Inconsistency exists in the empirical literature with respect to the underlying factor structure of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES; Rosenberg, 1989). In research contexts the RSES is considered a unidimensional measure of self-esteem. Empirical findings have undermined this conceptualisation with factor analytic findings favouring a variety of one-factor solutions (with correlated measurement errors) or multidimensional representations. The current study applied a bifactor modelling approach to provide a theoretical and methodologically satisfying resolution to the current inconsistency. Three alternative factor models of the RSES were tested among a large sample of the adult population (N = 6082). Results indicated that a bifactor model was the best fit of the data. This model was demonstrated to be factorially invariant among males and females. The reliability of the scale was established using composite reliability. Results are discussed in terms of resolving the debate about the appropriate factor structure of the RSES.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Arlene Egan, Mark Shevlin, Katie Dhingra, Daniel Boduszek, Philip Hyland

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Arlene Egan
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 34
 
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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Katie Dhingra
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 12
 
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Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 72
 
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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
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