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Two promising shame and guilt scales: a construct validity comparison.
J Pers Assess. 1990 Winter; 55(3-4):729-45.JP

Abstract

This study compared the validity of two promising measures of shame and guilt proneness: revisions of the Harder Personal Feelings Questionnaire (PFQ2; Harder & Lewis, 1987) and the Hoblitzelle Adapted Shame and Guilt Scale (ASGS; Hoblitzelle, 1982). Internal consistency, test-retest stability, factor structure, and construct validity with convergent and discriminant personality dimensions were examined for both scales. In addition to the shame and guilt measures, 63 (37 male, 26 female) mostly freshman college students completed a randomly ordered battery of personality scales theoretically relevant to shame and guilt proneness. Results support the reliability and shame/guilt factor structure of each scale. ASGS Shame correlations appeared marginally more valid with 11 external construct variables than PFQ2 Shame, whereas PFQ2 Guilt was clearly more valid than its corresponding ASGS subscale. New, potentially improved scales were constructed from the factor analyses and from item analyses. However, the resulting scales did not show improved validity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2280336

Citation

Harder, D H., and A Zalma. "Two Promising Shame and Guilt Scales: a Construct Validity Comparison." Journal of Personality Assessment, vol. 55, no. 3-4, 1990, pp. 729-45.
Harder DH, Zalma A. Two promising shame and guilt scales: a construct validity comparison. J Pers Assess. 1990;55(3-4):729-45.
Harder, D. H., & Zalma, A. (1990). Two promising shame and guilt scales: a construct validity comparison. Journal of Personality Assessment, 55(3-4), 729-45.
Harder DH, Zalma A. Two Promising Shame and Guilt Scales: a Construct Validity Comparison. J Pers Assess. 1990;55(3-4):729-45. PubMed PMID: 2280336.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Two promising shame and guilt scales: a construct validity comparison. AU - Harder,D H, AU - Zalma,A, PY - 1990/1/1/pubmed PY - 1990/1/1/medline PY - 1990/1/1/entrez SP - 729 EP - 45 JF - Journal of personality assessment JO - J Pers Assess VL - 55 IS - 3-4 N2 - This study compared the validity of two promising measures of shame and guilt proneness: revisions of the Harder Personal Feelings Questionnaire (PFQ2; Harder & Lewis, 1987) and the Hoblitzelle Adapted Shame and Guilt Scale (ASGS; Hoblitzelle, 1982). Internal consistency, test-retest stability, factor structure, and construct validity with convergent and discriminant personality dimensions were examined for both scales. In addition to the shame and guilt measures, 63 (37 male, 26 female) mostly freshman college students completed a randomly ordered battery of personality scales theoretically relevant to shame and guilt proneness. Results support the reliability and shame/guilt factor structure of each scale. ASGS Shame correlations appeared marginally more valid with 11 external construct variables than PFQ2 Shame, whereas PFQ2 Guilt was clearly more valid than its corresponding ASGS subscale. New, potentially improved scales were constructed from the factor analyses and from item analyses. However, the resulting scales did not show improved validity. SN - 0022-3891 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2280336/Two_promising_shame_and_guilt_scales:_a_construct_validity_comparison_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -