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Comparison of Two Chinese Revisions of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale using Rasch Model

[Speaker] Chen, Wei:1,2
[Co-author] Luo, Jie:1,2, Zhao, Shouying:1,2
1:Guizhou Normal University (China (People's Republic of China)), 2:Guizhou General Colleges Key Laboratory of Fundamental Psychology and Cognitive Neruroscience (China (People's Republic of China))

Abstract
To compare the psychometric properties of two Chinese revisions of the RSESvia a Rasch analysis . Eleven items and the RSES-T were used to investigate 1,400 high-school students and 1,200 undergraduates, respectively. When the word "wish" was revised to "do not think" (RSES-T) and "do not feel" (RSES-F), the former was closer to the ideal value of 1 on the two indicators of infit and outfit MNSQ. On the items that measure item separation reliability and person separation reliability, the infit was higher than the outfit by 0.56 and 0.03, respectively. Both scales fitted the Rasch model for high-school students, and no items with a significant DIF were found on the gender variable. Each of the indicators of the RSES-T was better than that of the RSES-F, and the word "wish" was better revised to "do not think". The RSES-T had a good applicability across the populations.
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