Non-statistical confirmatory factor analyses of the
items on the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS)
were performed on samples of 678 university students
and 341 male juvenile offenders to test hypotheses
regarding the internal structure of the instrument.
For the college sample, good confirmation
of the external and internal frames of reference
postulated by Fitts (1965) were obtained, but support
for the internal x external cross-classification
was not obtained. No support for any of the hypotheses
was found for the juvenile sample; rather,
one major factor emerged. These findings are related
to Super’s theory of self-concept development,
and implications of these findings regarding the
psychometric properties of the TSCS and its use are
McGuire, Beth & Tinsley, Howard E. (1981). A contribution to the construct validity of the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale: A confirmatory factor analysis. Applied Psychological Measurement, 5, 449-457. doi:10.1177/014662168100500402
McGuire, Beth; Tinsley, Howard E..
A contribution to the construct validity of the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale: A confirmatory factor analysis.
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