General Mattering Scale

General Mattering Scale
Rosenberg Mattering Scale (RMS)
Rosenberg & McCullough‚ 1981
 
1.    How important are you to others?
2.    How much do other people pay attention to you?
3.    How much would you be missed if you went away?
4.    How interested are others in what you have to say?
5.    How much do other people depend upon you?
 
1.    How important do you feel you are to other people?
2.    How much do you feel other people pay attention to you?
3.    How much do you feel others would miss you if you went away?
4.    How interested are people generally in what you have to say?
5.    How much do other people depend on you?
 
Not at all‚ A little‚ Somewhat‚ A lot
 
 

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Rosenberg‚ M.‚ & McCullough‚ B. C. (1981). Mattering: Inferred significance and mental health. Research in Community and Mental Health‚ 2‚ 163 – 182.

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