Hare Self-Esteem Scale (HSS)

Peer Self-Esteem Scale
1.    I have at least as many friends as other people my age.
2.    I am not as popular as other people my age.
3.    In the kinds of things that people my age like to do‚ I am at least as good as most other people.
4.    People my age often pick on me.
5.    Other people think I am a lot of fun to be with.
6.    I usually keep to myself because I am not like other people my age.
7.    Other people wish that they were like me.
8.    I wish I were a different kind of person because I’d have more friends.
9.    If my group of friends decided to vote for leaders of their group I’d be elected to a high position.
10.When things get tough‚ I am not a person that other people my age would turn to for help.
Home Self-Esteem Scale
1.    My parents are proud of the kind of person I am.
2.    No one pays much attention to me at my foster parents’ home.
3.    My parents feel that I can be depended on.
4.    I often feel that if they could‚ my parents would trade me in for another child.
5.    My parents try to understand me.
6.    My parents expect too much of me.
7.    I am an important person to my family.
8.    I often feel unwanted at home.
9.    My parents believe that I will be a success in the future.
10.I often wish that I had been placed into a different family.
 School Self-Esteem Scale
1.    My teacher expects too much of me.
2.    In the kinds of things we do in school‚ I am at least as good as other people in my class.
3.    I often feel worthless in school.
4.    I am usually proud of my report card.
5.    School is harder for me than most other people.
6.    My teachers are usually happy with the kind of work I do.
7.    Most of my teachers do not understand me.
8.    I am an important person in my classes.
9.    It seems that no matter how hard I try‚ I never get the grades I deserve.
10.All and all‚ I feel I’ve been very fortunate to have had the kinds of teachers I’ve had since I’ve started school
1 = Strongly Agree‚ 2 = Disagree‚ 3= Agree‚ 4= Strongly agree
Negatively-worded items need to be reversed coded

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Hare‚ B. R. (1985). Hare Self-Esteem Scale (HSS). In Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 537-539.