An examination of the psychometric properties of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) in Chinese acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients

Martin, R., Thompson, D and Chan, S (2006) An examination of the psychometric properties of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) in Chinese acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 11 4: 507-521.


Author Martin, R.
Thompson, D
Chan, S
Title An examination of the psychometric properties of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) in Chinese acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients
Journal name Psychology, Health & Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1354-8506
Publication date 2006
DOI 10.1080/13548500500407367
Volume 11
Issue 4
Start page 507
End page 521
Total pages 15
Editor L. Sherr
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321204 Mental Health
730211 Mental health
321003 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Abstract The psychometric properties of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) as a clinical research instrument for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients were investigated in a translated Chinese version of the instrument. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted on the RSES to establish its psychometric properties in 128 ACS patients over two observation points (within 1 week and 6 months post-admission for ACS). Internal and test - retest reliability of the RSES-TOT (all-items) and RSES-POS sub-scale (positively valenced items) were found to be acceptable. The RSES-NEG sub-scale (negatively valenced items) lacked acceptable internal reliability. The underlying factor structure of the RSES comprised two distinct but related factors, though there was inconsistency in best model fit indices at the 1-week observation point. The use of the RSES as two sub-scales (RSES-POS and RSES-NEG) may be clinically useful in evaluating the influence of this important psychological construct on the health outcomes of patients with ACS. Directions for future research are indicated.
Keyword Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale
factor structure
acute coronary syndrome
Q-Index Code C1

 
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