Testing the dimensionality of the self-consciousness scales.

  title={Testing the dimensionality of the self-consciousness scales.},
  author={Bhawna Mittal and Shankar Balasubramanian},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  volume={51 1},
The self-consciousness scale of Fenigstein, Scheier, and Buss (1975) was subjected to internal and external consistency tests based on the classical test theory model. The scale was found to have five underlying dimensions: two for private self-consciousness (viz., self-reflectiveness and internal state awareness), two for public self-consciousness, and one for social anxiety. The confirmatory factor analysis procedures employed by Burnkrant and Page (1984) are shown to be fallible as… CONTINUE READING