Multidimensional Scales of Perceived Self-Efficacy (MSPSE): Measurement invariance across Italian and Colombian adolescents

Autoři: Emanuele Basili aff001;  Maryluz Gomez Plata aff002;  Carmelina Paba Barbosa aff003;  Maria Gerbino aff001;  Eriona Thartori aff001;  Carolina Lunetti aff001;  Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado aff004;  Marcela Ruiz García aff004;  Bernadette Paula Luengo Kanacri aff005;  Gonzalo Tamayo Giraldo aff006;  Mariela Narvaez Marin aff006;  Fiorenzo Laghi aff002;  Concetta Pastorelli aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy aff001;  Department of Psychology of Development and Socialization Processes, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy aff002;  Grupo de investigación Cognición y Educación, Programa de Psicologia, Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia aff003;  Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de San Buenaventura, Medellin, Colombia aff004;  Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile aff005;  Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Universidad de Manizales, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia aff006
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227756


Multidimensional Perceived Self-Efficacy Scale for Children has been developed as an important tool to measure Self-Efficacy in school contexts. The present study assesses the measurement invariance of the MSPSE across two samples of Italian and Colombian adolescents using Multi-sample Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Participants were Italian (N = 564) and Colombian (N = 645) students attending the 7th grade (age 12–13) drawn from a residential community near Rome and three Colombian cities: Medellin, Manizales and Santa Marta. Findings from gender invariance provide high support for full and partial invariance among Colombian and Italian adolescents respectively. Cross-national comparison showed partial scalar invariance between Italy and Colombia, with Italian students perceiving themselves as more efficacious on Academic, Social and Self-Regulatory dimensions. MSPSE’s structural validity has been confirmed, along with its three-factor-structure across gender, for the Italian and Colombian samples. The findings support the invariance and the validity of this scale to measure Self-Efficacy in school contexts from a cross-cultural perspective.

Klíčová slova:

Adolescents – Colombia – Human learning – Children – Italian people – Learning – Schools – Teachers


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