Norms and Construct Validity of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale in Canadian High School Populations : Implications for Counselling

  title={Norms and Construct Validity of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale in Canadian High School Populations : Implications for Counselling},
  author={Christopher Adam Bagley and Floyd Bolitho},
A random sample of Alberta high schools yielded data for 1,084 males and 1,024 females. Measures completed included the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Within each age and sex group a strong, unrotated factor was invariant. There was significant variation of mean scores across age-groups within female students. In each age group females had significantly lower selfesteem than males. Evidence of construct validity is derived from correlations with behaviour problem categories; the McMaster measure… CONTINUE READING

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