Modified Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Inventory (a)

Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale:
  1. I feel that I am a person of worth‚ at least on an equal basis with others.
  2. I feel that I have a number of good qualities.
  3. I really feel that I am a failure.
  4. I am able to do things as well as most other people.
  5. I do not have much to be proud of.
  6. I take a positive attitude toward 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.
 
This 10-item scale is the most widely used measure of self-esteem. An excellent tool for measuring young people’s feelings of self-worth.
 
This tool touches on the following keywords:
·         Self-Esteem/Efficacy
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
 
This instrument can be found on page 147 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf .
This instrument can be found in CSAP’s Core Measures document on pages 67-68. Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale.doc
 
Adolescents‚ generally.
 
Pencil and paper self-report; four-point scale (Strongly agree to Strongly disagree)
Point values are as indicated above‚ with the exception of items 3‚ 5‚ 8‚ 9 and 10. These items should be reverse coded so that a higher score indicates a greater self-esteem. To score this scale‚ the point values of the responses from a participant should be summed. Alternatively‚ the score could be calculated by summing the responses and dividing by the total number of responses. A high score indicates a high level of self-esteem; a low score indicates a low level of self-esteem.
 
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Modified Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory (b)
1. I am popular as other people my age.
2. I wish I were a different person.
3. I feel like people pay attention to me at home.
4. After high school‚ I will get a job I really want.
 
 
This instrument can be found on page 148 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf .
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Never = 1
Seldom = 2
Sometimes = 3
Often = 4
Always = 5
Item 2 is reverse coded. Scores are calculated by summing all responses‚ with a possible range of 4 to 20. Higher scores indicate higher self-esteem.