Factor Analysis of the Pro Social Personality Scale

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Zinah Abdulameer Abdul, Dr. Sanaa Yacoob Khudhaer


The current research aims to identify the working honesty of the measure of prosocial personality ProSocial Personality so the researchers used the measure of positive social personality prepared by L.Penner 1995, and to achieve this goal the researchers followed scientific steps by conducting translation of the scale from English to Arabic and then performing reverse translation, after which a group of Experts in English in order to confirm the translation, after completing the procedures of authenticity of translation, no paragraph has been ruled out.

In order to extract the apparent honesty of the scale, which includes (56) paragraphs, the measure was presented to (18) experts in the educational and psychological sciences and in the light of their observations amended some of them and one paragraph of the scale was excluded and two paragraphs merged to obtain the percentage of agreement required to accept the paragraph by83%(thus confirming the apparent honesty of the scale).

For the purpose of statistical analysis of the scale paragraphs, the scale was applied to a sample of (1,000) students selected "in a random clusterstyle" from universities (Baghdad, Mustansiriyah, Mosul, Basra, Tikrit, and Wasit).

After analysing the data according to the traditional measurement theory, the researcher reached the following conclusions:

The relationship between the three factors (social responsibility, empathy and altruistic assistance) is positive and this supports the assumption that the factors are linked to each other and not completely independent, as it is clear that each indicator (paragraph) is saturated only on its own and not saturated with other factors, and the trumpets any measurement errors are fairly small errors and thus achieve the measure the sincerity of the factor analysis of its exploratory and toked types.

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