Citizenship Behaviour Questionnaire-30 —general version: Psychometric properties and theoretical and criterion validity among young adults10

Anna Zalewska , Sławomir Nosek


Citizenship activity is nowadays understood as a multidimensional construct reflecting the relationship between a person and everyday life, expressed in different categories of behaviour. The Citizenship Behaviour Questionnaire (CBQ) is used to measure chil-dren and young people’s passive, semi-active and active citizenship (personal, political, and social activities, and activity for change). The aim of the study was to develop a tool to measure citizenship in people of different ages, to analyse its psychometric properties, and to verify its theoretical validity (structure and content of factors, their profile and intercorrelations) and criterion validity (relationships with life satisfaction) in young adults. The content of a part of the CBQ items was modified, and the new version was used to study 140 persons (70 women) aged 19–25. The respondents also completed the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) con-firmed that for people in early adulthood, two models of citizenship activity were well- -fitted to the data: a 6-factor model (just as for youth) and a 7-factor model (National Identity and Patriotism singled out from the Passive Form). The revised version con-tains 30 items. The scales show satisfactory internal consistency and theoretical and criterion validity. The tool demonstrates satisfactory properties and can be used to measure the broadly understood citizenship activity of young adults. Further research in different age groups is required.
Author Anna Zalewska (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Anna Zalewska,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
, Sławomir Nosek
Sławomir Nosek,,
Journal seriesPrzegląd Psychologiczny, [The Review of Psychology, Przegląd Psychologiczny], ISSN 0048-5675, e-ISSN , (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.8
Keywords in EnglishCBQ-30 structure; reliability; scale-intercorrelations; life satisfaction; CFA
Languageen angielski
przeglad_psychologiczny_Zalewska.pdf 1.58 MB
Additional file
osw_Zalewska.pdf 227.52 KB
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
Citation count*
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?