Self-Esteem—Rochester Youth Development Study

1. In general‚ you are satisfied with yourself.
2. At times you think you are no good at all.
3. You feel that you have a number of good qualities.
4. You can do things as well as most other people.
5. You feel you do not have much to be proud of.
6. You feel useless at times.
7. You feel that you are at least as good as other people.
8. You wish you could have more respect for yourself.
9. Sometimes you think of yourself as a bad person.
These items measure a youth’s sense of self-esteem.
·         Self-Esteem/Efficacy
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
This instrument can be found on page 150 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: .
Youths initially in grades 7-8 in 1988‚ and followed into adulthood.
Strongly disagree=1‚ Disagree=2‚ Agree=3‚ Strongly agree=4
Point values are assigned as indicated above. Items 2‚ 5‚ 6‚ 8 and 9 should be reverse coded. Point values for all responses are summed and then divided by the total number of items. Higher scores indicate a greater sense of self-esteem.