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Dimensionality and Norms of the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale in a German General Population Sample

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Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
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Copyright © 2008 by Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
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1015-5759
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10.1027/1015-5759.24.3.190
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Dimensionality and Norms of the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale in a German General Population Sample

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This study analyzed the dimensionality of the German version of Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem scale (RSES) in a nationally representative population sample of 4,988 subjects (46.4% males; aged 14–92 years). Using confirmatory factor analysis, one- and two-dimensional models were tested. Results suggest that the RSES is a two-dimensional scale comprising the highly correlated components and self-evaluation, which constitute a unitary construct of global self-esteem at the second-order level. In order to obtain a more conclusive solution, an item response theory (IRT) analysis (partial credit model) was conducted. Results lend support to a one-dimensional view of the RSES. Furthermore, psychometric properties and norm values based on the representative sample are reported. Analyses revealed extremely high response probabilities for all items, as a consequence of which self-esteem cannot be differentiated at the upper end of the range.
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