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Title: Reliability and validity of the Rosenberg self-esteem scale among university students of Bangladesh

Authors: Md. Sayeed Akhter; Rehnuma Ferdous

Addresses: Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, 6205, Bangladesh ' Department of Economics, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Abstract: The aims of the present study were to translate the Rosenberg self-esteem scale into Bengali language, and to examine the reliability and validity of Bengali version of the scale. The scale was completed by a sample of 232 Bangladeshi university students. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a single-factorial structure of the scale. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed that the one-factor solution provides the best fit. The Bengali version of the scale also indicated adequate concurrent validity. Furthermore, the scale showed satisfactory levels of internal consistency and temporal stability over a three-week period. In addition, gender differences were identified, male students were found to score higher than females. To conclude, these findings provided empirical support for the Bengali version of the Rosenberg self-esteem scale to measure global self-esteem of Bangladeshi university students.

Keywords: self-esteem; reliability; validity; university students; Bangladesh.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSS.2019.098195

International Journal of Society Systems Science, 2019 Vol.11 No.1, pp.35 - 50

Received: 26 Jul 2018
Accepted: 23 Oct 2018

Published online: 21 Feb 2019 *

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