The structure of the Social Self-Concept (SSC) Questionnaire

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Fernández Zabala, Aranzazu ; Rodríguez Fernández, Arantzazu ; Goñi Sarriguren, Alfredo (2016)
  • Publisher: Universidad de Murcia
  • Journal: Anales de Psicología (issn: 0212-9728)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.6018/analesps.32.1.193931
  • Subject: reliability | perceived competence | BF1-990 | late adolescents | scale | social self-concept | Autoconcepto social | estructura factorial | shavelson | Psychology | desarrollo social | factorial structure | children | adjustment | measuring instrument | fiabilidad | social development | support | confirmatory factor-analysis | validation | stanton 1976 model

This study aims to analyze the factorial structure of the newly-created Coestionario de Autoconcepto Social - AUSO (from here on the Social Self-concept Questionnaire, or AUSO), which consists of two scales measuring social responsibility and social competence. The theoretical proposal which posits that social self-concept is the result of the combination of two basic self-perceptions: competence in social relations and response to the demands of social functioning, is based on a review of human social development theories and previous attempts to measure social self-concept. Participants were 818 students aged between 17 and 52. The results obtained though confirmatory factor analyses support the hypothesis of a structure made up of two correlated factors. In addition to providing a new measurement instrument with appropriate psychometric characteristics and valid criteria that justify its use in both applied:practice and research, this study also enhances our understanding of the internal nature of the social domain of self-concept. This study was conducted within the framework of the EDU2009-10102 project, subsidized by the MICINN (Spain), with the help of grants aimed at supporting the activities of research groups within the Basque university system (Basque Official Gazette 27-VII-2012 Application IT701-13).
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