The Puerto Rico self-concept scale was developed
for the purpose of assessing the relationship of self-concept
with academic achievement and other
school-related variables in Puerto Rico. An 88-item
scale that can measure self-concept in the 4th, 7th,
and 10th grades was constructed. Empirical criterion
keying was used for the development of items
that were also adapted to the phraseology used by
local students. After small-group testing, the 264-
item bank was administered to 2,445 students. Item
analyses focused on item discrimination. Scores
showed a low but significant correlation with previous’
year’s grade point average. Overall scale reliability
was .93. A 34-item short form had overall
reliability of .84. Preliminary norms were prepared
from existing data.
Abadzi, Helen & Florez, Sonia. (1981). Constructing the Puerto Rico Self-Concept Scale: Problems and procedures. Applied Psychological Measurement, 5, 237-243. doi:10.1177/014662168100500211
Abadzi, Helen; Florez, Sonia.
Constructing the Puerto Rico Self-Concept Scale: Problems and procedures.
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