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Factorial Structure of Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale Among Crack-Cocaine Drug Users
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal
  • Jichuan Wang, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Harvey A. Siegal, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Russel S. Falck, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Robert G. Carlson, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Abstract

Nine different confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) models, including CFAs with correlated traits, uniquenesses, and methods, were employed to test the factorial structure of Rosenberg's (1965) self-esteem scale in a sample of crack-cocaine drug users. The results partially support earlier research and show that (a) there exists a single global self-esteem factor underlying responses to Rosenberg scale; (b) method effects associated with item wording exist; and (c) the method effects were associated primarily with positively, rather than negatively, worded items.

DOI
10.1207/S15328007SEM0802_6
Citation Information
Jichuan Wang, Harvey A. Siegal, Russel S. Falck and Robert G. Carlson. "Factorial Structure of Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale Among Crack-Cocaine Drug Users" Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (2001) p. 275 - 286 ISSN: 1532-8007
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_carlson/32/