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The Psychometric Properties of the Self-Talk Scale among Iranian University Students

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The present study investigated the psychometric properties of the Self-Talk Scale (STS) among Iranian university students. Six hundred eight university students completed the STS and one of six self- and cognitive-related measures. The results of exploratory factor analysis showed the same four factors (i.e., self-reinforcement, self-management, self-criticism, and social-assessment) in the STS-Iranian version. Item analysis and internal consistency coefficients demonstrated that the items and factors were satisfactory. Confirmatory factor analysis also supported a four-factor model. Self-talk frequency scores were associated with personality measures in theoretically meaningful ways. The results indicate that the STS is acceptable for measuring self-talk frequency among Iranian adults.

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Khodayarifard, M. , Brinthaupt, T. , Zardkhaneh, S. & Azar, G. (2014). The Psychometric Properties of the Self-Talk Scale among Iranian University Students. Psychology, 5, 119-126. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.52019.

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