1. I am as popular with kids my own age as I want to be.
2. I am as good a student as I would like to be.
3. I am happy about how much my family likes me.
4. I am happy with the way I look.
5. I am as good at sports/physical activities as I want to be.
6. I am happy with the way I can do most things.
7. I am as good as I want to be at making new friends.
8. I am doing as well on school work as I would like to do.
9. I am too much trouble to my family.
10.I like my body just the way it is.
11.I wish I was better at sports/physical activities.
12.I sometimes think I am a failure (a “loser”).
13.I have as many close friends as I would like to have.
14.I am good enough at math.
15.I get in trouble too much at home.
16.I feel good about my height and weight.
17.I feel OK about how well I do when I participate in sports/activities.
18.I am happy with myself as a person.
19.I am as well liked by other kids as I want to be.
20.I am as good at reading and writing as I want to be.
21.I feel OK about how important I am to my family.
22.I wish I looked a lot different.
23.I am happy about how many different kinds of sports/physical activities I am good at.
24.I am the kind of person I want to be.
25.I feel good about how well I get along with other kids.
26.I get grades that are good enough for me.
27.I get along as well as I would like to with my family.
28.I wish it were easier for me to learn new kinds of sports/physical activities.
29.I often feel ashamed of myself.
30.I wish my friends liked me more than they do.
31.I feel OK about how good of a student I am.
33.I participate in as many different kinds of sports/physical activities as I want to.
34.I like being just the way I am.
35.I feel good about how much my friends like my ideas.
36.I do as well on tests in school as I want to.
37.I am happy with how much my family loves me.
38.I am as good a person as I want to be.
39.I feel OK about how much other kids like doing things with me.
40.I get too many bad grades on my report cards.
41.I feel good about how much my family cares about my ideas.
42.I wish I had more to be proud of.
Strongly Disagree (SD)‚ Disagree (D)‚ Agree (A)‚ Strongly Agree (SA)
Peers (1‚ 7‚ 13‚ 19‚ 25‚ 30‚ 35‚ and 39)‚ school (2‚ 8‚ 14‚ 20‚ 26‚ 31‚ 36‚ and 40)‚ family (3‚ 9‚ 15‚ 21‚ 27‚ 32‚ 37‚ and 41)‚ sports/athletics ( 5‚ 11‚ 17‚ 23‚ 28‚ and 32)‚body image (4‚ 10‚ 16‚ and 22)‚ Global Self-Esteem (6‚ 12‚ 18‚ 24‚ 29‚ 34‚ 38‚ and 42)
This instrument can be found at: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 506-508. (2013). Google Scholar
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