The Measurement of Self-Esteem: Refining Our Methods

@article{Demo1985TheMO,
  title={The Measurement of Self-Esteem: Refining Our Methods},
  author={David H. Demo},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={48},
  pages={1490-1502}
}
  • David H. Demo
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
A review of the literature indicates that (a) very little attention has been devoted to measurement problems plaguing the study of self-esteem and (b) few studies employ more than one type of self-esteem instrument. This study addresses these issues by using eight measures of self-esteem involving self-reports, ratings by others, and a projective instrument. Their intercorrelations are examined to provide preliminary validational evidence; then, confirmatory factor analysis is used to construct… Expand
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