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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


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Adaptation of J. Crocker's Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale 2722


Molchanova O.N.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant professor at the Psychology faculty, the State University "Higher School of Economics", Moscow, Russia

Nekrasova T.Y.
lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (Moscow, Russia)

This paper summarizes the outcomes of a study aimed at creating a Russian version of the Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale (CSW) by J. Crocker and adapting it in a Russian sample. The theoretical context to which the scale refers is built around the idea of the importance of taking into account the foundations upon which a person bases his/her self-worth. The paper describes the adaptation procedure and stages (791 subjects partic- ipated in the process, 309 males and 482 females, with an average age of 20.5 years), presents results of inter- nal consistency assessments (Cronbach's alpha ranges between 0.67 and 0.84), discriminative ability (indices ranging from 0.55 to 0.86), test-retest reliability (the Spearman correlation coefficient 0.54 to 0.79, p < 0.001), and construct validity. The analysis of psychometric features in the Russian version of the scale revealed the following: the questions in each of the seven scales are consistent and have good discrimination ability; the scale measures what it claims; the results are stable across time; the factor structure of the technique confirms the selection of the seven bases of self-worth. Therefore, the study proved that the Russian version of the scale can be used in research on the bases of self-worth.

Keywords: self-worth, external and internal bases of self-worth, self-esteem, self-efficacy

Column: Empirical Research

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