In the form below you’ll find the Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale. This is probably the most respected self-esteem scale and has been tested for it’s reliability and validity. In other words it is measuring what it claims to be measuring and that is something enduring – a part of you – rather than just a momentary mood.
Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965)
The scale is a ten item Likert scale with items answered on a four point scale – from strongly agree to strongly disagree. The original sample for which the scale was developed consisted of 5,024 High School Juniors and Seniors from 10 randomly selected schools in New York State.
Below is a list of statements dealing with your general feelings about yourself. If you
strongly agree, circle SA. If you agree with the statement, circle A. If you disagree, circle D. If
you strongly disagree, circle SD.
1. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself. SA A D SD
2.* At times, I think I am no good at all. SA A D SD
3. I feel that I have a number of good qualities. SA A D SD
4. I am able to do things as well as most other people. SA A D SD
5.* I feel I do not have much to be proud of. SA A D SD
6.* I certainly feel useless at times. SA A D SD
7. I feel that I’m a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with
SA A D SD
8.* I wish I could have more respect for myself. SA A D SD
9.* All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure. SA A D SD
10. I take a positive attitude toward myself. SA A D SD
Items in red are reverse scored, that is,
Sum the scores for the 10 items. The higher the score, the higher the self esteem.