This questionnaire is designed to measure how you feel about yourself. It is not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer each item as carefully and accurately as you can by placing a number by each one as follows:
2 = Rarely
3 = A little of the time
4 = Some of the time
5 = A good part of the time
6 = Most of the time
7 = Always
1. I feel that people would not like me if they really knew me well.
2. I feel that others do things much better than I do.
3. I feel that I am an attractive person.
4. I feel confident in my ability to deal with other people.
5. I feel that I am likely to fail at things I do.
6. I feel that people really like to talk with me.
7. I feel that I am a very competent person.
When I am with other people I feel that they are glad I am with them.
I feel that I make a good impression on others. I feel confident that I can begin new relationships if I want to.
I feel that I am ugly.
I feel that I am a boring person.
I feel very nervous when I am with strangers.
I feel confident in my ability to learn new things.
I feel good about myself.
I feel ashamed about myself.
I feel inferior to other people.
I feel that my friends find me interesting.
I feel that I have a good sense of humor.
I get angry at myself over the way I am.
I feel relaxed meeting new people.
I feel that other people are smarter than myself.
I do not like myself.
I feel confident in my ability to cope with difficult situations.
I feel that I am not very likable. My friends value me a lot. I am afraid I will appear stupid to others. I feel that I am an okay person.
I feel that I can count on myself to manage things well.
I wish I could just disappear when I am around other people.
I feel embarrassed to let others hear my ideas. I feel that I am a nice person.
_33. I feel that if I could be more like other people then I
would feel better about myself.
_34. I feel that I get pushed around more than others.
_35. I feel that people like me.
_36. I feel that people have a good time when they are with me.
_37. I feel confident that I can do well in whatever I do.
_38. I trust the competence of others more than I trust my own abilities.
_39. I feel that I mess things up.
_40. I wish that I were someone else.
Reprinted with permission of Dr. William R. Nugent. For more information see:
W. R. Nugent, and J. W. Thomas (1993). "Validation of the Self-Esteem Rating
Scale," Research on Social Work Practice 3, 191-207.
The following items must be reversed (1 = 7, 2 = 6, 3 = 5, 4 = 4, 5 = 3, 6 = 2, and 7 = 1): 1, 2, 5, 11, 13, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 33, 34, 38, 39, and 40. After reversing these items, add your responses together to obtain your final score.
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