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Factorial Composition of the Self-efficacy in the Sociocultural Sphere Scale in College Freshmen
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 1-6
Received: Nov. 15, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 3, 2015; Published: Dec. 25, 2015
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Yunuen Rangel, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Jesus E. Peinado, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Ramon Lugo, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Francisco J. Flores, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
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The present study aims to investigate whether the psychometric results proposed by [1] for the Self-efficacy in the Sociocultural Sphere Scale replicate. The total sample was of 1545 subjects; 616 women and 929 men, first year students in the degrees offered at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, with an mean age of 18.21 years (SD = 0.73). The factorial structure of the questionnaire was analyzed by confirmatory factor analysis. The analysis shows that a two-factor structure is feasible and appropriate. The two-factor structure (Promotion of Culture and Cultural Identity), based on statistical and substantive criteria, has shown adequate fit indicators of reliability and validity. Furthermore, the results of the factor analysis conducted with subsamples, indicate the existence of strong evidence of the stability of the factor structure. Future research should replicate these findings in larger samples.
Self-efficacy, Factorial Structure, Construct Validation, Structural Equation
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Yunuen Rangel, Jesus E. Peinado, Ramon Lugo, Francisco J. Flores, Factorial Composition of the Self-efficacy in the Sociocultural Sphere Scale in College Freshmen, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160501.11
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