Adaptation, validation, reliability and factorial equivalence of the rosenberg self-esteem scale in colombian and Spanish population Academic Article


  • The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale is the most widely used instrument to assess self-esteem. In light of the absence of adaptations in Colombia, this study seeks to validate and adapt this scale in the Colombian population, and perform factorial equivalence with the Spanish version. A total of 1,139 seniors (633 Colombians and 506 Spaniards) were evaluated; the individuals answered the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and sexual self-esteem scale. The average score of the items was similar to the questionnaire's theoretical average, and standard deviations were close to one. The psychometric properties of the items are generally adequate with alphas of .83 and .86 and significant (CI = .95) and correlations with the sexual self-esteem scale ranging from .31 and .41. Factorial equivalence was confirmed by means of a structural equation model (CFI = .912 and RMSEA = .079), thus showing a strong level of invariance.

publication date

  • 2016/10/14


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  • Colombia
  • Deviation
  • Equivalence
  • Invariance
  • Ocular Adaptation
  • Population
  • Psychometrics
  • Questionnaire
  • Self Concept
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual
  • Spaniard
  • Spaniards
  • Structural Equation Model
  • Structural Models
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • chemotactic factor inactivator
  • equivalence
  • psychometrics
  • questionnaire
  • self-esteem
  • structural model

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1138-7416

number of pages

  • 12

start page

  • E66

end page

  • E77