Self-Concept Clarity Scale: Adaptation and validation for its use with adolescents from Argentina




adolescencia, identidad, autoconcepto, escala


Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Departamento de Salud y Seguridad Social


The present study aims to present the argentine adaptation and validation process of the Self-concept Clarity Scale for adolescents. For this purpose, three studies were conducted. In total 551 adolescents (13 to 19 years old and of both genders) from schools in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA). Study 1: It presents the linguistic adaptation and psychometric properties analysis of the scale (exploratory factor analysis and content validity). Study 2: It confirms the internal structure of the scale (confirmatory factor analysis). Study 3: It strengthens the construct validity by relating self-concept clarity with the possible selves of the adolescents. The results show that linguistic and conceptual adaptation of the scale has been achieved. At the same time, it has an adequate content, factorial and construct validity, and a good internal consistency


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Author Biographies

María Fernanda Molina, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF)

Dra. en Psicología (Universidad Nacional de La Plata).

Docente regular de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Departamento de Salud y Seguridad Social

Ignacio Celsi, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Lic. en Psicología (Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA)

Becario doctoral de Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

Docente de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Vanina Schmidt, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Dra. en Psicología (Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA)

Investigadora Independiente de Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

Docente regular de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Facultad de Psicología


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How to Cite

Molina, M. F., Celsi, I., & Schmidt, V. (2020). Self-Concept Clarity Scale: Adaptation and validation for its use with adolescents from Argentina. Acción Psicológica, 17(2), 43–56.



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