Cross-cultural validation of the Sense of Self (SoS) scale in Chinese and Filipino settings

Ronnel Bornasal KING, Fraide A. GANOTICE, Dennis Michael MCINERNEY

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Abstract

This study explored the cross-cultural applicability of the Sense of Self (SoS) scale within the Asian context. Adolescent high school students in Hong Kong and the Philippines were asked to complete the 26-item SoS which captures students’ sense of purpose, self-reliance, negative self-concept, and positive self-concept. Preliminary analysis showed that internal reliability coefficients of the SoS were generally adequate for the two groups of participants. Separate confirmatory factor analyses indicated a good fit for the hypothesized four-factor model in Hong Kong and the Philippines. Multi-group confirmatory factor analyses indicated invariant factor loadings for the SoS across the two contexts. Copyright © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V..
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-734
JournalChild Indicators Research
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Bibliographical note

King, R. B., Ganotice, F. A., Jr., & McInerney, D. M. (2012). Cross-cultural validation of the Sense of Self (SoS) scale in Chinese and Filipino settings. Child Indicators Research, 5(4), 719-734.

Keywords

  • Sense of self
  • Validation
  • Personal investment theory
  • Hong Kong
  • Philippines