The Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale is a self-report questionnaire assessing
seven types of ‘reward’ for self-worth. To test its construct validity, the French
version was administered to 787 undergraduate students of both sexes and the
data submitted to confi rmatory factor analyses (CFA) with the robust MLM or
WLSMV estimators. The reliability of the 7-factor structure as well as its sex
invariance were checked with the multiple-group factor model for orderedcategorical
measures. The correlated 7-factor structure fi tted the data in both
sex groups separately fi rst, and then in a simultaneous analysis, confi rming the
adequacy of the measurement model. Metric invariance was also supported.
CFA statistical tests, fi t statistics, and parameter estimates as well as indices of
local ill-fi t were analyzed keeping as basic goal to preserve the questionnaire
in its original form. Scalar equivalence across gender was not supported. The
exploration of method biases, interacting with gender, as well as with alternative
models, could allow to test whether diff erent measurement theories might
underlie the data gathered with the French version of the CSWS.