An error in the use of translated scales: The Rosenberg self-esteem scale for Chinese

Cheng, Sheung-Tak; Hamid, P. Nicholas
October 1995
Perceptual & Motor Skills;Oct95, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p431
Academic Journal
Discusses the problem occurred in syntax during the translation of a scale into another language with reference to the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale.


Related Articles

  • Quiz: How's your self-esteem? Robinson, Bryan E. // Total Health;Aug94, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p46 

    Presents questions on ways to determine an individual's self-esteem. Instruction; Interpretation of score; Development of self-esteem.

  • To drop or not to drop an ambiguous item: A reply to Shek. Hamid, P. Nicholas; Cheng, Sheung-Tak // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Dec95 Part 1, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p988 

    Provides support on Shek's comment for the exclusion of an ambiguous item in the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale for use with Chinese subjects. Lowering of the item total correlations for Chinese samples; Response characteristics of Chinese scoring high and low on self-esteem.

  • Test your self-esteem.  // Self;May94, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p202 

    Presents a series of tests designed to rate a person's self-esteem. Self-esteem as a state of mind and not a condition; Improvement of self-esteem through self-inventory technique; Development of self-esteem scale by psychology professor James S. Fleming; Instructions and scoring; General...

  • Abbreviated hare self-esteem scale: Internal consistency and factor analysis. Kelley, R. Mark; Denny, George; Young, Michael // American Journal of Health Studies;1997, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p180 

    Presents the results of a study aimed at developing an abbreviated form of the Hare Self-Esteem Scale (HSES). Subscales contained within the original HSES; Usefulness of the HSES and the Abbreviated Hare Self-Esteem Scale in measuring self-esteem in upper elementary school students; Evidence of...

  • Scouting and Girl Scout curriculum as interventions: Effects on adolescents' self-esteem. Royse, David // Adolescence;Spring98, Vol. 33 Issue 129, p159 

    Focuses on a study which discusses participation in Girl Scouts and the use of scouting curriculum, as programs for reinforcing self-esteem in female adolescents, in the United States. Reference to studies by Simmons and Blyth in 1987, and the American Association of University Women in 1991;...

  • Self-esteem and reaching out: Implications for service learning. Miller, Gary M.; Neese, Lynda A. // Professional School Counseling;Dec97 Special Issue, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p29 

    Focuses on service learning, a method of enhancing a realistic sense of self-esteem through working. Goals of the service learning; Results on the survey of students toward the program; Conclusion. INSET: Helpful organizations.

  • Confirmatory factor analysis of the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. Shevlin, Mark E.; Bunting, Brendan P.; Lewis, Christopher Alan // Psychological Reports;Jun95, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p707 

    Examines the dimensionality of Rosenberg's Self-esteem Scale, a widely used measure of global self-esteem. Testing of the factorial nature of the scale by applying a uni-dimensional confirmatory factor analytic model; Importance of assessing the dimensionality of scale for statistical reasons;...

  • The Role of Shape and Weight in Self-Concept: The Shape and Weight Based Self-Esteem Inventory. Geller, Josie; Johnston, Charlotte; Madsen, Kellianne // Cognitive Therapy & Research;Feb97, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p5 

    The purpose of this study was to establish the psychometric properties of the Shape and Weight Based Self-Esteem (SAWBS) Inventory, a newly-developed measure of the influence of shape and weight on feelings of self-worth. The results from a nonclinical sample of young women indicated that SAWBS...

  • Measuring behavioral indicators of self-esteem in the classroom. Burnett, Paul C. // Journal of Humanistic Education & Development;Dec98, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p107 

    Develops and validates an instrument to be used by teachers to measure the frequency of behaviors indicative of self-esteem. Behavioral Academic Self-Esteem (BASE) Scale measuring student classroom behavior in five areas; General behavior that researchers have found to be associated with high...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics