Sherer General Self-Efficacy Scale (SGSES)

1.    I like to grow house plants.

2.    When I make plans‚ I am certain I can make them work.

3.    One of my problems is that I cannot get down to work when I should.

4.    If I can’t do a job the first time‚ I keep trying until I can.

5.    Heredity plays the major role in determining one’s personality.

6.    It is difficult for me to make new friends.

7.    When I set important goals for myself‚ I rarely achieve them.

8.    I give up on things before completing them.

9.    I like to cook.

10.If I see someone I would like to meet‚ I go to that person instead of waiting for him orher to come to me.

11.I avoid facing difficulties.

12.If something looks too complicated‚ I will not even bother to try it.

13.There is some good in everybody.

14.If I meet someone interesting who is very hard to make friends with‚ I’ll soon stoptrying to make friends with that person.

15.When I have something unpleasant to do‚ I stick with it until I finish it.

16.When I decide to do something‚ I go right to work on it.

17.I like science.

18.When trying to learn something new‚ I soon give up if I am not initially successful.

19.When I’m trying to become friends with someone who seems uninterested at first‚ Idon’t give up very easily.

20.When unexpected problems occur‚ I don’t handle them well.

21.If I were an artist‚ I would like to draw children.

22.I avoid trying to learn new things when they look too difficult for me.

23.Failure just makes me try harder.
24.I do not handle myself well in social gatherings.
25.I very much like to ride horses.
26.I feel insecure about my ability to do things.
27.I am a self-reliant person.

28.I have acquired my friends through my personal abilities at making friends.

29.I give up easily.

30.I do not seem capable of dealing with most problems that come up in my life.

1.    I like to be outside.

2.    When I make plans‚ I am sure that I can make them work.

3.    One problem I have is that I am not able to get my school work done when I am supposed to.

4.    If I can’t do something the first time‚ I keep trying until I can.

5.    What my parents think is important to me.

6.    It is difficult for me to make new friends.

7.    When I set a goal for myself‚ I often do achieve it.

8.    I give up on things before I finish them.

9.    I like to play sports.

10.If I see someone in school or on vacation that I would like to meet‚ I go to that person instead of waitingfor him or her to come to me.

11.I avoid things that are difficult.

12.If something looks really complicated‚ I will not even bother to try it.

13.There is some good in everybody.

14.If I meet someone interesting and nice but who is very hard to make friends with‚ I’ll soon stop trying to make friends with them.

15.When I have to do something boring or something I don’t like‚ I stick to it until it is done.

16.When I decide to do something‚ I go right to work on it.

17.I like learning about nature and the way the world works.

18.When I am trying to learn something new‚ I soon give up if I don’t get it right away.

19.When I am trying to become friends with someone who doesn’t seem interested at first‚ I don’t give up very easily.

20.When something bad happens out of the blue‚ I do not handle it very well.

21.I think that everyone should be treated fairly.

22.I do not try to learn new things if they look too difficult for me.

23.When I fail at something‚ it makes me try harder the next time.

24.I am not very good at being around people in social situations.

25.I do not seem capable of dealing with most problems that come up in my life.

26.I feel unsure about my ability to do things.

27.I rely on myself more than others.
28.I have friends because people like who I am.

29.I give up easily.

30.I really like meeting new people.

1.    When I make plans‚ I am certain I can make them work.

2.    One of my problems is that I cannot get down to work when I should.

3.    If I can’t do a job the first time‚ I keep trying until I can.

4.    It is difficult for me to make new friends.

5.    When I set important goals for myself‚ I rarely achieve them.

6.    I give up on things before completing them.

7.    I avoid facing difficulties.

8.    If [ see someone I would like to meet‚ I go to that person instead of waiting forhim or her to come to me.

9.    If something looks too complicated‚ I will not even bother to try it.

10.If I meet someone interesting who is very hard to make friends with‚ I’ll soon stoptrying to make friends with that person.

11.When I have something unpleasant to do‚ I stick with it until I finish it.

12.When I decide to do something‚ I go right to work on it.

13.When trying to learn something new‚ I soon give up if I am not initially successful.

14.When I’m trying to become friends with someone who seems uninterested at first‚ Idon’t give up very easily.

15.When unexpected problems occur‚ I don’t handle them well.

16.I avoid trying to learn new things when they look too difficult for me.

17.Failure just makes me try harder.
18.I do not handle myself well in social gatherings.
19.I feel insecure about my ability to do things.
20.I am a self-reliant person.

21.I have acquired my friends through my personal abilities at making friends.

22.I give up easily.

23.I do not seem capable of dealing with most problems that come up in my life.

23.
Sherer General Self-Efficacy Scale (SGSES)

1.    When I make plans‚ I am certain I can make them work.

2.    One of my problems is that I cannot get down to work when I should.

3.    If I can’t do a job the first time I keep trying until I can.

4.    When I set important goals for myself‚ I rarely achieve them.

5.    I give up on things before completing them.

6.    I avoid facing difficulties.

7.    If something looks too complicated‚ I will not even bother to try it.

8.    When I have something unpleasant to do‚ I stick to it until I finish it.

9.    When I decide to do something new‚ I go right to work on it.

10.When trying to learn something new‚ I soon give up if I am not initially successful

11.When unexpected problems occur‚ I don’t handle them well.

12.I avoid trying to learn new things when they look too difficult for me.

13.Failure just makes me try harder.

14.I feel insecure about my ability to do things.

15.I am a self-reliant person.
16.I give up easily.

17.I do not seem capable of dealing with most problems that come up in life.

General subscale (Alpha 0.86)‚ Social subscale (Alpha 0.71)

Strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (5)

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