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Helmreich, R., and Stapp, J. (1974). Short forms of the Texas Social Behavior Inventory (TSBI), an objective measure of self-esteem. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 4:473–75.
The 32-item long form of the Texas Social Behavior Inventory (TSBI) measures self-esteem or social competence. Based on the results of factor and item analyses with over 1,000 people, two short forms each with 16 items were developed.
Over 8,000 students at the University of Texas at Austin have completed the TSBI.
Based on a sample of 238 male and 262 female undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, the following Alpha coefficients were reported. On Form A, they ranged from 0.85 (men) to 0.86 (women) and from 0.85 (men) to 0.88 (women) on Form B. The alpha coefficients on the original 32-item TSBI ranged from 0.92 (men) to 0.93 (women). Forms A and B are highly correlated with the original scale. The criteria for the two 16-item short forms were equivalence of part-whole correlations, equivalence of means between forms and between sexes, equivalence of score distributions, and parallel factor structures.
Factor analysis and part-whole correlations confirmed the similarity of the two forms. The TSBI has been corre- lated with the Personal Attributes Questionnaire. Correlations of 0.81 and 0.83 are reported with the masculinity subscale for men and women, and correlations of 0.42 and 0.44 are reported with the femininity subscale for men and women.
Principal axis rotation produced only one factor, whereas an oblique rotation yielded four factors: confidence, dominance, social competence, and social withdrawal (male) or relations to authority figures (female).
Blanchard, B. D. (2001). Extremes of narcissism and self-esteem and the differential experience and expression of anger and use of conflict tactics in male batterers. PhD dissertation, University of New Mexico.
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Spence, J. T., et al. (1974). The Personal Attributes Questionnaire: A measure of sex-role stereotypes and masculinity-femininity. Journal Supplement Abstract Service. Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology 4:43.
Spence, J. T., et al. (1975). Ratings of self and peers on sex-role attributes and their relations to self-esteem and conceptions of masculinity and femininity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 32:29–39.
Texas Social Behavior Inventory (Form A)
1. I am not likely to speak to people until they speak to me.
2. I would describe myself as self-confident.
3. I feel confident of my appearance.
4. I am a good mixer.
5. When in a group of people, I have trouble thinking of the right things to say.
6. When in a group of people, I usually do what the others want rather than make suggestions.
7. When I am in disagreement with other people, my opinion usually prevails.
8. I would describe myself as one who attempts to master situations.
9. Other people look up to me.
10. I enjoy social gatherings just to be with people.
11. I make a point of looking other people in the eye.
12. I cannot seem to get others to notice me.
13. I would rather not have very much responsibility for other people.
14. I feel comfortable being approached by someone in a position of authority.
15. I would describe myself as indecisive.
16. I have no doubts about my social competence.
(a) Not at all characteristic of me; (b) Not Very; (c) Slightly; (d) Fairly; (e) Very much characteristic of me. The lower self-esteem response receives a score of 0, while the higher self-esteem response receives a score of 4. The following items on Form A receive a 0: (1e, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5e, 6e, 7a, 8a, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12e, 13e, 14a, 15e, 16a). The following items on Form B receive a 0: (1e, 2e, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a, 7a, 8a, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12e, 13e, 14a, 15a, 16a).