Reconceptualizing the private self-consciousness subscale

J. B. Kingree, R. Barry Ruback

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Three studies, part of a larger investigation of the effects of self-help groups, examined the structure of the private self-consciousness scale (Fenigstein, Scheier, & Buss, 1975). Two of these studies sampled children of alcoholics enrolled in an urban university and one sampled participants in a substance abuse treatment program. Factor analyses and correlational patterns across the three studies revealed that the private self-consciousness measure is composed of two orthogonal subscales, suggesting that the continued use of the entire 10-item private self-consciousness measure is inappropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology


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