Personal Progress Scale–Revised (PPS-R)
Johnson‚ Worell‚ & Chandler‚ 2005
1. I have equal relationships with important others in my life.
2. It is important to me to be financially independent.
3. It is difficult for me to be assertive with others when I need to be.*
4. I can speak up for my needs instead of always taking care of other people’s needs.
5. I feel prepared to deal with the discrimination I experience in today’s society.
6. It is difficult for me to recognize when I am angry.
7. I feel comfortable in confronting my instructor/counselor/supervisor when we see things differently.*
8. I now understand how my cultural heritage has shaped who I am today.
9. I give in to others so as not to displease or anger them.*
10.I don’t feel good about myself as a woman.*
11.When others criticize me‚ I do not trust myself to decide if they are right or if I should ignore their comments.*
12.I realize that‚ given my current situation‚ I am coping the best I can.
13.I am feeling in control of my life.
14.In defining for myself what it means for me to be attractive‚ I depend on the opinions of others.*
15.I can’t seem to make good decisions about my life.*
16.I do not feel competent to handle the situations that arise in my everyday life.*
17.I am determined to become a fully functioning person.
18.I do not believe there is anything I can do to make things better for women like me in today’s society.*
19.I believe that a woman like me can succeed in any job or career that she chooses.
20.When making decisions about my life‚ I do not trust my own experience.*
21.It is difficult for me to tell others when I feel angry.*
22.I am able to satisfy my own sexual needs in a relationship.
23.It is difficult for me to be good to myself.*
24.It is hard for me to ask for help or support from others when I need it.*
25.I want to help other women like me improve the quality of their lives
26.I feel uncomfortable in confronting important others in my life when we see things differently.*
27.I want to feel more appreciated for my cultural background.
28.I am aware of my own strengths as a woman.
* reversed scored.
1= Almost never to 7= Almost always
Perceptions of power and competence (1‚ 10‚ 13‚ 15‚ 16‚ 19‚ 20‚ and 28); Self nurturance and resource access (4‚ 23‚ and 24); Interpersonal assertiveness (3‚ 7‚ 11‚ 14‚ and 22); Awareness of cultural discrimination (5‚ 8‚ and 27); Expression of anger and conformation (6‚ 21‚ and 26); Autonomy (2‚ 12‚ and 17); Personal strength and social activism (9‚ 18‚ and 25)
This instrument can be found at: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). (2013). Google Scholar
Johnson‚ D. M.‚ Worell‚ J.‚ & Chandler‚ R. K. (2005). Assessing psychological health and empowerment in women: The Personal Progress Scale Revised. Women & Health‚ 41(1)‚ 109–129.
Johnson‚ Worell‚ & Chandler‚ (2005). Personal Progress Scale–Revised. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 368-370. (2013). Google Scholar