Unconditional Self-Regard Scale (USRS)

1.    I feel good about myself as a person.
2.    I make time for relaxation activities. (F)
3.    I like who I am.
4.    It is hard for me to remember the positive things people say about me. (R)
5.    I am very critical of myself. (R)
6.    I think I am a worthwhile person.
7.    I argue a lot with my parents. (F)
8.    I enjoy spending time with my friends. (F)
9.    Even though I make mistakes‚ I still feel good about myself as a person.
10.I think of myself in negative terms (e. g.‚ stupid‚ lazy) (R)
11.It is easy for me to list 5 things I like about myself.
12.I like to spend the holidays with my family (F).
13.I can never quite measure up to my own standards. (R)
14.I view myself in a positive light (intelligent‚ caring).
15.I like to be involved with team sports. (F)
16.Even when I goof up‚ I basically like myself.
17.There are times when I doubt my worth as a person. (R)
18.I tend to look at what I do badly rather than what I do well. (R)
19.My sense of self-esteem is easily disturbed. (R)
20.When I look in the mirror I like who I see.
Note. (R) indicates a reverse-scored item. (F) indicates a filler item.
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2=Moderately Disagree‚ 3= Aren’t sure or Neutral‚ 4=Moderately Agree‚ 5= Strongly Agree

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Hermann‚ Karen S. (2005). The influence of Social Self-EfficacySelf-Esteem‚ and personality difference on loneliness and Depression. Ohio State University. PhD Dissertation