Factorial Composition of a General Self-Efficacy Scale in Mexican University Students

Grabriel Gastelum Cuadras, Perla Jannet Jurado Garcia, Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vasquez, María de los Angeles Bibiano Mejia


The present study aims to investigate whether the psychometric results proposed by (Sanjuan, Perez, & Bermúdez, 2000) for general selfefficacy scale replicate. The total sample was of 282 subjects; 142 women and 140 men, college students from the city of La Paz Baja California Sur Mexico, with an mean age of 20.3 years (SD = 1.6) for women and 20.9 years (SD = 1.6) for men. The factorial structure of the questionnaire was analyzed by confirmatory factor analysis. The analysis shows a feasible and appropriate factor structure. The structure of a one factor, based on statistical and substantive criteria, has shown adequate fit indicators of reliability and validity. In addition, the factor obtained a Cronbach´s alpha coefficient of .914. Future research should replicate these findings in larger samples.

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