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Self-esteem in adult prison population: The development and validation of the Self-Esteem Measure for Prisoners (SEM-P)

Debowska, Agata, Boduszek, Daniel and Sherretts, Nicole (2016) Self-esteem in adult prison population: The development and validation of the Self-Esteem Measure for Prisoners (SEM-P). Deviant Behavior. ISSN 0163-9625

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Abstract

The main aim of the current study was to develop and validate the Self-Esteem Measure for Prisoners (SEM-P), composed of personal and prison self-esteem, among a systematically selected sample of prisoners (N = 1,794). Confirmatory factor analyses revealed that the SEM-P was best captured with the bifactor conceptualization reflecting two grouping factors (personal and prison self-esteem) and one general factor. Although factor loadings were stronger for the general factor, the two grouping factors evidenced good differential predictive validity. The SEM-P is a reliable and valid measure of self-esteem among inmates because it considers the importance of prison culture for self-evaluations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
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Depositing User: Daniel Boduszek
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 10:41
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 09:15
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/29250

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