Self-Consciousness Scales for Children SCS-C

1.    I’m always trying to figure myself out
2.    I’m concerned about my style of doing things
3.    Generally‚ I’m not very aware of myself
4.    It takes me time to overcome my shyness in new situations
5.    I reflect about myself a lot
6.    I’m concerned about the way I present myself
7.    I’m often the subject of my own fantasies
8.    I have trouble working when someone is watching me
9.    I never scrutinize myself
10.I get embarrassed very easily
11.I’m self-conscious about the way I look
12.I don’t find it hard to talk to strangers
13.I’m generally attentive to my inner feelings
14.I usually worry about making a good impression
15.I’m constantly examining my own motives
16.I feel anxious when I speak in front of a group
17.One of the last things I do before I leave my house is look in the mirror
18.I sometimes have the feeling that I’m off somewhere watching myself
19.I’m concerned about what other people think of me
20.I’m alert to changes in my mood
21.I’m usually aware of my appearance
22.I’m aware of the way my mind works when I work through a problem
23.Large groups make me nervous
Abrams 1988
I always say what I think PrSC
I’m always sure about what I think PrSC
I compare myself with other people a lot PuSC
I like to be the same as my friends PuSC
It is better to agree with people than to argue about what you think PuSC
Total number of items on scale
Private Self-Consciousness‚ Public Self-Consciousness‚ Social Anxiety
This instrument can be found on pages 691-692 of “The self-consciousness scale: A revised version for use with general populations”‚ available online at:
1 = “Strongly Disagree;” 5 = “Strongly Agree “
Private Self-Consciousness: items (1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 13‚ 15‚ 18‚ 20‚ and 22)
Public Self-Consciousness: items ( 2‚ 6‚ 11‚ 14‚ 17‚ 19‚ and 21)
Social Anxiety: items (4‚ 8‚ 10‚ 12‚ 16‚ and 23)

Fenigstein‚ A.‚ Scheier‚ M. R.‚ & Buss‚ A. H. (1975). Public and private self-consciousness: assessment and theory. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology‚ 43‚ 522–527.

Scheier‚ M. F.‚ & Carver‚ C. S. (1985). The self-consciousness scale: A revised version for use with general populations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology‚ 15(8)‚ 687-699

Abrams‚ D. (1988). Self-consciousness scales for adults and children:Reliability‚ validity‚ and theoretical significance. European Journal of Personality‚ 2‚ 11–37.

ch‎armaine K. Higa‚ Lisa K. Phillips‚ Bruce F. Chorpita‚ Eric L. Daleiden. 2008. The Structure of Self-Consciousness in Children and Young Adolescents and Relations to Social Anxiety. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment‚ 30(4): 261-271.