Yamamoto, Mayumi The University of Tokushima Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Tomotake, Masahito Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Ohmori, Tetsuro Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Adolescent Egocentrism-Sociocentrism Scale
In recent years, the problem of interpersonal relationships has been reported to be associated with various adolescent psychiatric problems. Egocentrism is one factor related to the problem of interpersonal relationships. The Adolescent Egocentrism- Sociocentrism (AES) scale is used to assess egocentrism in Western countries, but no such scale has been developed in Japan. The purpose of our current study was to develop the Japanese version of the AES scale and investigate the relationship between the egocentrism assessed by the AES scale and the self -consciousness assessed by the Japanese version of the self -consciousness scale. The original version of the AES scale was first translated into Japanese using the forwardbackward method and examined for factorial reliability and validity. The results demonstrated that the Japanese version of the AES scale shows adequate factorial reliability and validity, but different from the original version the “egocentrism personal fable” subscale which measures the feeling that oneself is special and unique was not extracted in the Japanese version. We found a moderate correlation between the non- social focuses of the AES scale and the public self -consciousness subscale of the self –consciousness scale. This correlation suggests that a strong attention of others’ view on oneself results in the avoidance of others. The Japanese version of the AES scale can examine egocentrism adequately together with sociocentrism and non- social focuses. As this scale is self -reporting and easy to complete, it may have practical utility in a clinical setting.
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
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