Self-Stigma of Seeking Help scale (SSOSH)

1.    I would feel inadequate if I went to a therapist for psychological help.
2.    My self-confidence would NOT be threatened if I sought professional help.
3.    Seeking psychological help would make me feel less intelligent.
4.    My self-esteem would increase if I talked to a therapist.
5.    My view of myself would not change just because I made the choice to see a therapist.
6.    It would make me feel inferior to ask a therapist for help.
7.    I would feel okay about myself if I made the choice to seek professional help.
8.    If I went to a therapist‚ I would be less satisfied with myself.
9.    My self-confidence would remain the same if I sought help for a problem I could not solve.
10.I would feel worse about myself if I could not solve my own problems.
(1) strongly disagree‚ (2) somewhat disagree‚ (3) agree and disagree equally‚ (4) somewhat agree‚ or (5) strongly agree.
This instrument can be found at: Vogel  et al‚ 2006

Vogel‚ D. L.‚ Wade‚ N. G.‚ & Haake‚ S. (2006). Measuring the self-stigma associated with seeking psychological help. Journal of Counseling Psychology‚ 53(3): 325-337.

Vogel‚ D. L.‚ Wade‚ N. G.‚ & Hackler‚ A. H. (2007). Perceived public stigma and the willingness to seek counseling: The mediating roles of self-stigma and attitudes toward counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology‚ 54(1): 40-50.

Vogel‚ D.L.‚ Armstrong‚ P.I.‚ Tsai‚ P.C.‚ et al. (2013). Cross-cultural validity of the Self-Stigma of Seeking Help (SSOSH) scale: examination across six nations. Journal of Counseling Psychology‚ 60(2):303-10.