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Educational and mental health implications of the multidimensional model of the self-concept for adolescent girls : comparison of clinical and non-clinical samples

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posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Ha, H Marsh, Christine HalseChristine Halse
The importance of a positive self-concept as an educational outcome and a facilitator of other desirable outcomes are well established within the education research field. Although the multidimensional and hierarchical model of the self-concept is widely accepted within the educational psychology, this perspective is not widely used within the mental health research. Hence, the purpose of the present investigation is to compare the psychometric properties of the short version of the Self-Description Questionnaire (SDQII-S) based on responses by a large sample of female adolescent high school students (N= 829) and a clinical sample of adolescent girls who have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (N= 75). The well-established psychometric properties of the longer version of the SDQII generalise well to both samples of adolescent girls, and analyses provided good support for the invariance of the factor structure across the two samples. Furthermore, analyses employing new structural equation modelling approaches to comparing the latent mean differences indicated that there were differences (although surprisingly small) between the two groups that were generally consistent with a priori predictions. The important educational and clinical implications of these results are discussed.

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Event

Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2005: Sydney, N.S.W.)

Pagination

1 - 19

Publisher

Australian Association for Research in Education

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

Place of publication

Coldstream, Vic.

Start date

2005-11-27

End date

2005-12-01

ISSN

1324-9320

Language

eng

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Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2005, AARE

Editor/Contributor(s)

P Jeffrey

Title of proceedings

AARE 2005 : Creative dissent: constructive solutions : Proceedings of the 2005 Australian Association for Research in Education conference

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