A standard test and scale used to measure self-esteem. Rate each statement based on how much you agree.
1 = Strongly Disagree; 2 = Disagree; 3 = Neutral; 4= Agree; 5 = Strongly Agree
__ 1. I feel that I’m a person of worth, at least on an equal basis with others
__ 2. I feel that I have a number of good qualities
__ 3. All in all, I am inclined to think I’m a failure
__ 4. I am able to do things as well as most other people
__ 5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of
__ 6. I take a positive attitude towards myself
__ 7. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself
__ 8. I wish I could have more respect for myself
__ 9. I certainly feel useless at time
__ 10. At times I think I’m no good at all
a. For items 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, reverse the score (i.e., 1 = 5, 2 = 4, 3 = 3, 4 = 2, 5 = 1)
b. Add up the numbers to get a total score.
Low self esteem is defined as 'below average'. Therefore, high self esteem is 'above average'. For college and university students, the average score is 38, with most students falling between 35-42.
Those with high self-esteem have an unusally positive self image. Most people with low self-esteem do not have a negative, but rather a neutral self-image.