Psychometric Properties of the Dutch Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

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Erik Franck ; Rudi De Raedt ; Catherine Barbez ; Yves Rosseel (2008)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press
  • Journal: Psychologica Belgica (issn: 0033-2879, eissn: 2054-670X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5334/pb-48-1-25
  • Subject: Psychology | BF1-990

<span>Interest in self-esteem has been fuelled by the suggestion that level of self-esteem is associated with psychological well-being. In the present study, we translated the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) into the Dutch language and evaluated its psychometric properties in a sample of 442 adults. The results of both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses confirmed that a single-factor solution provides the best fit. In addition, the Dutch RSES showed high internal consistency as well as high congruent validity. Overall, these findings support the usefulness of the Dutch RSES as a measure for global self-esteem.</span>
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