Multidimensional Self-Esteem: Factorial Invariance and Latent Mean Differences across Age and Gender
|Professorship/Faculty:||Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment||Professorship/Faculty:||Psychology ; Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment||Authors:||Wenzler, Michael P.; Rentzsch, Katrin ; Schütz, Astrid||Corporate Body:||17th Conference on Personality, 2014, Lausanne, Schweiz.|
|Publisher Information:||Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität||Year of publication:||2019||Pages / Size:||1||Year of first publication:||2014||Language(s):||English||DOI:||10.20378/irbo-25650||Licence:||German Act on Copyright||URN:||urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-256507||Document Type:||Conferenceobject||Abstract:||
Previous research on the structure of adolescent self-esteem has produced somewhat inconsistent findings. In the current project, we examined the factorial structure of self-esteem in 661 adolescents (Mage = 14.2, SDage = 0.6) who provided self-ratings on the Multidimensional Self-Esteem Scale. After additionally assessing self-esteem in 348 adults (Mage = 39.5, SDage = 12.8), we investigated whether the structure of self-esteem is invariant across age and gender. Results from confirmatory factor analyses revealed that self-esteem can be described as a multidimensional, hierarchical construct that is invariant across the two age groups and gender. Testing for latent mean differences between females and males revealed that female participants showed significantly lower self-esteem in the domains of social, academic, emotional, and body-related self-esteem as compared to male participants. Findings are discussed with respect to the structure and level of self-esteem as well as practical implications.
|Keywords:||self-esteem, factorial invariance, latent mean differences, confirmatory factor analysis||URI:||https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/46854||Release Date:||1. December 2014|