This study explored the applicability of the Sense of Self (SOS) scale within the Asian context. Adolescent high school students in Hong Kong (N = 697) and the Philippines (N = 709) were asked to complete the 26-item SOS scale which measures students’ sense of purpose, sense of reliance, negative self-concept, and positive self-concept. Preliminary analysis showed that internal reliability coefficients of the SOS were all adequate for the two groups of participants. Separate confirmatory factor analyses indicated a good fit between the hypothesized models and Hong Kong and Filipino data. Multi-group confirmatory factor analyses indicated invariant factor loadings for the SOS in the Hong Kong and Filipino contexts. Implications for cross-cultural research are discussed.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|