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Self-Perception Profile for Children - deutsche Fassung
The SPPC-D is designed to measure children's self-image in the four areas of (1) cognitive competence, (2) sports competence, (3) peer acceptance and (4) appearance, as well as the area-unspecific global self-esteem through 30 verbal items (6 per subscale). The German version is based on the Self-Perception Profile for Children (SPPC) by Harter (1985). Reliability: In the German sample, the internal consistencies for all subscales in third graders were Cronbach's Alpha = .74-.81; in fourth graders they were usually slightly higher. Validity: The subscale intercorrelations varied between r = .25 and r = .50 with the exception of the very high correlations between global self-esteem and appearance in both age groups (r = .70-.59). Confirmatory factor analyses with LISREL VI confirmed a just sufficient fit for a hierarchical structural model with global self-esteem as the superordinate factor and the four area-specific subscales as subordinate factors. Correlations with external criteria such as subject-specific self-concept, school grades, IQ, motor coordination, teacher judgement, popularity in class and loneliness confirmed the area specificity of the subscales.
Asendorpf, J. B. & Aken, M. A. G. v. (2002). SPPC-D. Self-Perception Profile for Children - deutsche Fassung (Harter-Skalen) [Verfahrensdokumentation aus PSYNDEX Tests-Nr. 9002599 und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Elektronisches Testarchiv. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name SPPC-D
English Name Self-Perception Profile for Children - German version
Authors Asendorpf, J.B., Aken, M.A.G.v.
Published in Test archive 2002
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Self-Esteem, Self-Perception, Competence, Social Acceptance
Construct Self concept
Application age from 9 years (third graders)
Item number 30 items
Subscales (1) Cognitive competence, (2) Sports competence, (3) Peer acceptance, (4) Appearance; (5) non-specific global self-esteem
Application time 10-15 min.
Interpretation time About 1 min.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .74-.81 (third graders), slightly higher alpha values for fourth graders.
Validity Scale intercorrelation, factor analysis; correlations with external criteria.
Norms None; Reference data: Means and standard deviations.
Applications Research, Individual Diagnostics, Differential Diagnostics
There is no abstract in English available. Information about the measure can be found under Overview.
There is no complete review in English available. Further information about the measure can also be found under Overview.
First published in
Asendorpf, J.B. & Aken, M.A.G.v. (1993). Self-Perception Profile for Children - deutsche Fassung (SPPC-D). Berlin: Humboldt-Universität, Institut für Psychologie.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Prof. i.R. Dr. Jens B. Asendorpf, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Psychologie, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin
Susan Harter, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Frontier Hall, 2155 S. Race St., Denver CO 80208, USA