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The Efficient Assessment of Self-Esteem: Proposing the Brief Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

Monteiro, Renan P and Coelho, Gabriel L de H and Hanel, Paul HP and Medeiros, Emerson D and Gomes da Silva, Phillip Dyamond (2021) 'The Efficient Assessment of Self-Esteem: Proposing the Brief Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale.' Applied Research in Quality of Life. ISSN 1871-2584

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Abstract

Self-esteem is defined as sense of self-worth and self-respect, being crucial for understanding people’s well-being and success. It is one of the most studied constructs in the social sciences, with the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) being the most used measure. Across four studies (N= 1450), we tested the psychometric parameters of an abbreviated version of the RSES. Through Item Response Theory, the five best items were selected to form the unidimensional Brief Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (B-RSES),a reliable and valid measure of self-esteem, which is invariant across age groups and gender. In addition, both RSES and B-RSES correlated very similarly with the Big Five Personality Factors. Also, the B-RSES was strongly correlated with three other short measures of self-esteem, besides being more strongly associated with a range of variables such as conscientiousness and self-competence in comparison to the other three short scales. Together, the B-RSES is especially useful in research that requires rapid evaluation and the use of multiple variables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-esteem, Measure, Psychometrics, Validity, Personality
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 15:36
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2021 09:43
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29937

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