Construction of a self-esteem inventory for Thai college women Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a self-esteem inventory for Thai college women. Research questions included whether or not the developed inventory proved to be unidimensional or multidimensional and, if the latter proved to be the case, how many dimensions underlie the construct. The item pool consisted of 70 self-esteem statements derived from the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory, the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (Adult Form), and items developed for this investigation. Responses to each item were based upon a four point, Likert-type scale. The Delphi technique was applied as the content validation method. As a result of the Delphi process, 68 items were retained and used as a pilot study instrument. The pilot study was conducted among 70 college- age women in Bangkok, Thailand. Based upon item discrimination criteria, 52 items were selected for the final test instrument. The reliability of the pilot study instrument was determined to be +.91, based upon the Hoyt-Stunkard method. The 52-item instrument was then administered to 531 college-age female students in Bangkok, Thailand. Internal consistency reliability was +.94. Factor analysis was utilized to establish construct validity, to determine the dimensionality of the self-esteem instrument, and to identify the number of latent factors related to self-esteem. The concept of self-esteem was found to be multidimensional. The final 36-item instrument which resulted from this study was assessed by Hoyt-Stunkard analysis of variance to assure its reliability. Internal consistency reliability for the final instrument was +.91. Findings revealed that seven factors which reflected characteristics of self-esteem among Thai women were clustered significantly. These factors consisted of: 1) sense of family relations, 2) sense of self-worth, 3) sense of adequacy, 4) sense of competence, 5) sense of efficacy, 6) sense of confidence, and 7) sense of social and peer relations. Conclusions and implications derived from the study will provide a contribution to educational and psychological fields and to related women studies.
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