An Investigation into the Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Danish Self-Perception Profile

Psychometric Tools in a Coaching Context

  • Ole Michael Spaten


The Harter Self-Perception Profiles are anchored to a clear and validated theoretical framework and one of the most widespread used instruments. The purpose of this research was to conduct reliability studies of the Self-Perception Profile. The research assessed the psychometric properties of the instrument on a Danish sample from Copenhagen collecting scores on self-concept measures through five years. The results showed that the Danish version of this instrument is appropriate for individual assessments and in studies of self-concept. The research provided evidence of validity and reliability for this population. Furthermore it is discussed how psychometric tools might be used in coaching contexts

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