Validating the revised self-construal scale in the Philippines

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The current study investigates the validity of the Revised Self-Construal Scale in the Philippines through within and between network construct validation approaches. Six hundred sixty five (665) Filipino samples were selected and asked to answer the Revised Self-Construal Scale and Concise Measure of Subjective Well Being Scale. After executing confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) to validate the hypothesized three-factor structure of self-construal, findings revealed that the alternative two-factor model seems to be the most appropriate model that represents cultural self-views of the present sample. Independent self-construal and interdependent self-construal also had acceptable reliability coefficients. Correlational analyses showed that both independent self-construal and interdependent self-construal were positively correlated with life satisfaction and positive affect. Yet, multiple regression analyses revealed that interdependent self-construal operates as a stronger predictor of life satisfaction and positive affect. Theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed. Copyright © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-633
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number4
Early online dateSept 2014
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


Datu, J. A. D. (2015). Validating the revised self-construal scale in the Philippines. Current Psychology, 34(4), 626-633. doi: 10.1007/s12144-014-9275-9


  • Life satisfaction
  • Negative affect
  • Positive affect
  • Self-construal


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