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Measuring Global Self-Esteem: Construct Validation of a Single-Item Measure and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

Four studies examined the construct validity of two global selfesteem
measures. In Studies 1 through 3, the Single-Item Self-
Esteem Scale (SISE) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE)
showed strong convergent validity for men and women, for different
ethnic groups, and for both college students and community
members. The SISE and the RSE had nearly identical correlations
with a wide range of criterion measures, including domainspecific
self-evaluations, self-evaluative biases, social desirability,
personality, psychological and physical health, peer ratings
of group behavior, academic outcomes, and demographic variables.
Study 4 showed that the SISE had only moderate convergent
validity in a sample of children. Overall, the findings support
the reliability and validity of the SISE and suggest it can
provide a practical alternative to the RSE in adult samples.More
generally, the findings contribute to the research literature by further
elaborating the nomological network of global self-esteem.
Dr. Kali Trzesniewski,
Nov 6, 2011, 9:15 PM