Características psicométricas da self-esteem scale em mulheres moçambicanas em risco sexual

Translated title of the contribution: Psychometric characteristics of self-esteem scale in Mozambican women at sexual risk

Ana Luísa Patrão, Teresa McIntyre, Eleonora Costa

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Abstract

This study describes the results of the evaluation of the psychometric characteristics of Self-Esteem Scale (SES) (Rosenberg, 1965) in a sample of Mozambican women in sexual risk for HIV/AIDS. In this research participated 173 women in sexual risk (M age 24.68; SD=5.55). They were recruited from Gynecology Service of Central Hospital of Beira (Mozambique), by gynecologists, according to clinical criteria. The SES has high levels of internal consistency in the sample under study (Cronbach Alpha: 0.87) and a significant correlation with the general self-efficacy scale (r=0.19, p=0.01), which gives convergent validity. Thus, the SES demonstrated good psychometric characteristics in this Mozambican sample. These results are not conclusive in terms of scale validation in Mozambique, although it is an important instrument in terms of research and intervention within the framework of psychological assessment and the promotion of women's health, in this context.
Translated title of the contributionPsychometric characteristics of self-esteem scale in Mozambican women at sexual risk
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)698-706
Number of pages9
JournalPsicologia, Saúde e Doenças
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Self-esteem
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Female
  • African vulnerability

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