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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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ROMANO, Ana; NEGREIROS, Jorge  and  MARTINS, Teresa. Contributos para a validação da escala de auto-estima de Rosenberg numa amostra de adolescentes da região interior norte do país . Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2007, vol.8, n.1, pp.109-116. ISSN 1645-0086.

The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) was completed by 501 adolescents, 231(46, 1%) male and 270 (53, 9%) female, that attend the elementary and secondary school, in the interior North of the Portugal. We have made the study of the psychometric characteristics of the above-mentioned scale, which, in the present study presented a reability considered satisfactory and a bi-dimensional factorial structure, which explains (46%) of the total variance. Confirmatory factor analyses have produced the similarly results. The differences related to the gender show that the level of self-esteem is higher in boys.

Keywords : Portuguese adolescents; Psychometric characteristics; Self-esteem.

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