Document Type : Original Article


1 M.A student of general psychology, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd, Iran

2 Assistant professor of educational psychology, Islamic Azad University, science and research branch, Tehran, Iran


The aim of current research was to investigate the factor Structure, divergent validity and reliability Of the Emotional Self-Disclosure Scale (ESDS). By employing a correlational design and test validation, 500 people were selected among all married university students of Bojnourd by employing multistage cluster sampling. They completed (ESDS). Investigating the validity was performed by employing exploration and confirmatory factor analysis and also divergent validity and validating through internal consistency, Cronbach's alpha and double split method. The Emotional Self-Disclosure Scale (ESDS) consists of 8 subscales, each containing five (5) separate items. The labels and items for each of these subscales are Depression, Happiness, Jealousy, Anxiety, Anger, Calmness, Apathy and Fear  Each and every item is coded so that: A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3, and E=4. The five items on each subscale are then summed, so that higher scores correspond to greater emotional disclosure for each type of emotion, as measured by the eight subscales on the ESDS. Confirmatory factor analysis shows a good fitness with 8 factor fundamental models and also one item from all subscales was not meaning full loading factor except jealousy which has two meaningful items. In addition produce a high Cronbach's alpha and double split coefficient for sub variables and the whole scale score. Seven factor structure of (ESDS) can perform as a useful scale in research and clinical settings because of its shortness, multidimensionality and having a good factor and divergent analysis.


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