1. I am not as popular as other people my age.
2. Other people think I am a lot of fun to be with.
3. I wish I were a different kind of person because I’d have more friends.
4. My parents are proud of the kind of person I am.
5. No one pays much attention to me at home.
6. I often feel unwanted at home.
7. My parents believe that I will be a success in the future.
8. In the kinds of things we do in school‚ I am at least as good as other people in my classes.
9. I often feel worthless in school.
10. I am an important person in my classes.
This scale measures adolescents’ feelings about their worth and importance among peers‚ as students‚ and as family members. Students are asked to indicate the extent to which they agree or disagree with 10 statements.
This tool touches on the following keywords:
This instrument can be found on pages 144-145 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 .
Pencil and paper self-report. Point values are assigned as follows:
· Strongly agree = 4
· Agree = 3
· Disagree = 2
· Strongly disagree = 1
Items 1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 6 and 9 are reverse coded. Values are summed and divided by the total number of items (10) for each respondent. The intended range is 1-4‚ with a high score indicating a greater feeling of self-worth.
Shoemaker‚ A.L. (1980). Construct validity of area specific self-esteem: The Hare Self-Esteem Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement‚ 40(2):495-501.