The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale

The Rosenberg self esteem scale (1965) developed by Morris Rosenberg, PhD, is still one of the most widely used self-esteem measure system.

Fill in the blanks with SA (strongly agree), A (agree), D (disagree), SD (strongly disagree)

  1. _____ I feel that I am a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others.

  2. _____ I feel that I have a number of good qualities.

  3. _____ All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.

  4. _____ I am able to do things as well as most other people.

  5. _____ I feel I do not have much to proud of.

  6. _____ I take a positive attitude towards myself.

  7. _____ On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.

  8. _____ I wish I could have more respect for myself.

  9. _____ I certainly feel useless at times.

  10. _____ At times I think I am no good at all.

Your score on the Rosenberg self-esteem scale is...

Scores are calculated as follows :

For items 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7:

  • SA (strongly agree) = 3
  • A (agree) = 2
  • D (disagree) = 1
  • SD (strongly disagree) = 0

For items 3, 5, 8, 9, and 10 (which are reversed in valence):

  • SA (strongly agree) = 0
  • A (agree) = 1
  • D (disagree) = 2
  • SD (strongly disagree) = 3

The scale ranges from 0-30. Scores between 15 and 25 are within normal range; scores below 15 suggest low self-esteem.

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