Ages: 6 through 18
Testing Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Administration: Individual or group
completely revised and updated test assesses self-esteem in a
culturally fair manner. The CFSEI-3 is a set of self-report inventories
used to determine the level of self-esteem in students ages 6-0 through
Three age-appropriate forms were developed: Primary,
Intermediate, and Adolescent. All three forms of the inventory provide a
Global Self-Esteem Quotient (GSEQ). The Intermediate and Adolescent
Forms provide self-esteem scores in 4 areas: Academic, General,
Parental/Home, and Social. The Adolescent Form provides an additional
self-esteem score: Personal Self-Esteem. A defensive measure is also
provided to assess the extent to which an examinee's responses are
The CFSEI-3 is easy to administer and score. It can be
administered to individuals or groups in 15 to 20 minutes each.
Responses (simple yes-or-no answers) can be either written or spoken.
Easy-to-use Profile/Scoring Forms are now included. Conversion tables
provide subscale standard scores based on a mean of 10 and a standard
deviation of 3 and quotient scores based on a mean of 100 and a standard
deviation of 15. The CFSEI-3 was standardized on a sample of 1,727
persons from 17 states. The normative group was stratified on the basis
of geographic region, gender, race, rural or urban residence, ethnicity,
family income, parent education, and disability. The demographic
characteristics match those projected for the school-age population in
the year 2000 by the U.S. Bureau of the Census (1999).
of the CFSEI-3 was investigated using estimates of content sampling and
time sampling. For GSEQ scores, average internal consistency
coefficients range from .81 to .93; time sampling coefficients range
from .72 to .98.
Validity of the CFSEI-3 was investigated using
content, criterion-prediction, and construct-identification validity.
The CFSEI-3 correlates strongly with other measures of self-esteem and
self-concept. Many studies demonstrating the cultural fairness of the
CFSEI-3 have been added, including Differential Item Functioning
analyses and separate reliability and validity information for seven
subgroups (male, female, European American, African American, Hispanic
American, gifted and talented, and learning disabled). In addition, a
full chapter in the Examiner's Manual is devoted to the test's bias.
COMPLETE CFSEI-3 KIT INCLUDES: Manual,
50 Primary Examiner/Record Forms, 50 Intermediate Profile/Scoring
Forms, 50 Intermediate Student Response Forms, 50 Adolescent
Profile/Scoring Forms, and 50 Adolescent Student Response Forms, all in a
sturdy storage box. (2002)