Building and applying a self-purpose personality scale for university students


  • Hind Sobeih Rahim كلية التربية ابن رشد للعلوم الانسانية /بغداد



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The goal of the research is to build and apply a self-purpose personality scale to a sample of students at the University of Baghdad, the size of which was (500) male and female students, including (205) male and (295) female students. For the purpose of achieving the research objectives, the researcher developed a theoretical definition of a self-purpose personality, and (42) verbal positions were formulated. In front of each situation, there are three verbal alternatives (A, B, C). The scale was corrected (1, 2, 3) respectively for alternatives to no answer for each situation. For the purpose of logical verification, the items of the scale were presented to the arbitrators and specialists in the educational and psychological sciences, and the percentage of agreement was verified as 80. % after making some adjustments to some of the positions and they were taken into account. The psychometric properties of the scale’s positions were also calculated, represented by revealing the statistical indicators of the scale and identifying the normality of the distribution of the scores. The researcher conducted exploratory factor analysis to reveal the factor structure as well as extracting the correlation of the item with the total score of the scale and calculating The discriminating power of the scale's items, as there was no non-distinctive item, and the scale's validity and reliability were verified. The same sample was taken in deriving the criteria for the scale's percentile ranks, and conclusions, recommendations, and proposals were reached.


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Building and applying a self-purpose personality scale for university students. (2024). ALUSTATH JOURNAL FOR HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 63(1), 61-85.

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