The structure of the Social Self-concept (SSC) Questionnaire

Keywords: Social self-concept, social development, measuring instrument, reliability, factorial structure.


The aim of this study is to examine the factor structure of the Social Self-Concept Questionnaire (SSQ), newly, made up of two scales: social responsibility and social competence. A review of both theories of human social development as previous attempts to measure social self-concept a theoretical proposal that the social self is the conjunction of two basic self-perceptions was born: competence in social relationships and response to the demands of social functioning. Participated in research 818 students aged between 17 and 52 years. The results obtained by confirmatory factor analysis,  endorse the hypothesized two interrelated factors structure. This work, in addition to providing a new measuring instrument with adequate psychometric characteristics and validity that justify its use both in practice as applied in the field of research, helps to better understand the inner nature of the social domain of the self-concept.


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Author Biographies

Arantza Fernández-Zabala, University of the Basque Country

Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación

Profesora Adjunta

Arantzazu Rodríguez-Fernández, University of the Basque Country

Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación

Profesora Agregada

Alfredo Goñi, University of the Basque Country

Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación



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How to Cite
Fernández-Zabala, A., Rodríguez-Fernández, A., & Goñi, A. (2015). The structure of the Social Self-concept (SSC) Questionnaire. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(1), 199-205.
Social Psychology