The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale is a widely used self esteem measure with ten simple questions on a four point scale. It is developed by Morris Rosenberg in de mid 1960's
How to use the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale?
You can use the results of the scale to your awareness and to reflect on your current feelings.
Answer the questions with one of the four possibilities:
SA = Strongly Agree - A = Agree - D = Disagree - SD = Strongly Disagree
Fill in your answers
Do the test and calculate your score as shown below:
1. On the whole I am satisfied with myself. SA, A, D, SD
2. At times I think that I am no good at all. SA, A, D, SD
3. I feel that I have a number of good qualities. SA, A, D, SD
4. I am able to do things as well as most other people. SA, A, D, SD
5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of. SA, A, D, SD
6. I certainly feel useless at times. SA, A, D, SD
7. I feel that I am a person of worth, at least the equal of others. SA, A, D, SD
8. I wish I could have more respect for myself. SA, A, D, SD
9. All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure. SA, A, D, SD
10. I take a positive attitude toward myself. SA, A, D, SD
Scores of the Rosenberg Scale are calculated as follows:
For items 1, 3, 4, 7, and 10:
Strongly agree = 3
Agree = 2
Disagree = 1
Strongly disagree = 0
For items 2, 5, 6, 8, and 9 (which are reversed in valence):
Strongly agree = 0
Agree = 1
Disagree = 2
Strongly disagree = 3
Your score on the Rosenberg self-esteem scale is: ...
The scale ranges from 0-30. Scores between 15 and 25 are within normal range; scores below 15 suggest low self-esteem and an opportunity to work on it and learn to believe in yourself.