Theses Doctoral

The Experienced Self and Other Scale: A technique for assaying the experience of one's self in relation to the other

Shvil, Erel

This study tests the construct validity of the Experienced Self and Other Scale (E-SOS), which is a self report measure that assesses the experience of one's self in relation to others. Statistical analyses were conducted using Exploratory factor analysis with an orthogonal rotation, and Confirmatory factor Analysis. The internal consistency was determined using Cronbach's alpha coefficient for each subscale from the factor analysis. Bivariate correlations, as well as multiple linear regression analyses, were used to assess the relationship between the E-SOS and other measures. Three hundred and twenty-seven subjects completed the E-SOS. The factor analysis resulted in a five-factor structure explaining 49.02% of the total variance and with a high internal reliability. While results indicated no relationship between the E-SOS and Psychological Mindedness Scale, the E-SOS subscales were significantly correlated with the corresponded NEO-FFI factors, as well as with the RSQ factors. Preliminary analyses suggest a promising future for the E-SOS as an approach to measuring one experience of self.


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Academic Units
Counseling Psychology
Thesis Advisors
Midlarsky, Elizabeth
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
September 14, 2011