A confirmatory factor analysis of scores on a Chinese version of an academic self-concept scale and its invariance across groups

Chiung-jung Huang, William B. Michael

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Abstract

The purposes of this inquiry were twofold: (a) to examine the factor structure, convergent validity, and discriminant validity of scores on a Chinese version of an academic self-concept scale titled Dimensions of Self-Concept (DOSC), which provides an assessment of standing in five factor subscales: Level of Aspiration, Anxiety, Academic Interest and Satisfaction, Leadership and Initiative, and Identification Versus Alienation; and (b) to examine factorial invariance of scores across gender and age groups. A convenience sample of 877 seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade students participated in a suburban area of Changhua, Taiwan. The research findings provided promising support for the convergent and discriminant validity of scores on the subscales corresponding to five hypothesized constructs. From a practical standpoint, the findings reported in this investigation indicated that the factor coefficients, the factor variance/covariance, and various errors across age and gender groups were invariant across groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-786
Number of pages15
JournalEducational and Psychological Measurement
Volume60
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

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Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Factor analysis
self-concept
Invariance
Self Concept
Statistical Factor Analysis
factor analysis
Age Groups
Students
Discriminant
level of aspiration
Taiwan
Factor Structure
Anxiety
Leadership
Group
gender
Factorial
alienation
age group

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Mathematics

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