Evaluation of the factor structure of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale in older adults

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Abstract

The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale is the most utilized measure of global self-esteem. Although psychometric studies have generally supported the uni-dimensionality of this 10-item scale, more recently, a stable, response-bias has been associated with the wording of the items (Marsh, Scalas, & Nagengast, 2010). The purpose of this report was to replicate Marsh et al.'s findings in a sample of older adults and to test for invariance across time, gender and levels of education. Our results indicated that indeed a response-bias does exist in esteem responses. Researchers should investigate ways to meaningfully examine and practically overcome the methodological challenges associated with the RSE scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Global self-esteem
  • Psychometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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