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2006 | 48 | 1 | 69-79

Article title

PSYCHOMETRIC EVALUATION OF THE GENERAL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE-12 AND ROSENBERG SELF-ESTEEM SCALE IN HUNGARIAN AND SLOVAK EARLY ADOLESCENTS

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The reliability and factor structure of the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale (RSE) were evaluated in samples of Hungarian and Slovak early adolescents. The principal component analyses support the two-factor solution for GHQ-12 with subscales 'depression/anxiety' and 'social dysfunction'. Similarly, the RSE appears to be an instrument with a two-factor structure with subscales 'negative self-esteem' and 'positive self-esteem' in both samples. Reliability analyses of GHQ-12 and RSE total scales show satisfactory results, although the reliability figures of some components is lower. The factor structure of RSE component 'negative self-esteem' is less clear. Researchers need to be aware of the potential problems surrounding the negative item wording and make every effort to ensure that negatively-worded items are carefully constructed and easily interpreted by the population of early adolescents.

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48

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1

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69-79

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ARTICLE

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  • M. Sarkova, Ustav filozofickych a soci├ílnych vied University P.J. Saf├írika, Moyzesova 16, 040 01 Kosice, Slovak Republic

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CEJSH db identifier
06SKAAAA00842041

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bwmeta1.element.96577928-b9d9-35c6-8ff4-03461c4b6d91
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