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The Fenigstein, Scheier, and Buss Self-Consciousness Scale consists of 23 items measuring private self-consciousness, public self-consciousness, and social anxiety.

Data File: Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Source: Fenigstein, Allan, Michael F. Scheier, and Arnold H. Buss. 1975. "Public and Private Self-Consciousness: Assessment and Theory." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 43(4):522-527.


General Instructions:

Sum all items once reverse-coded as necessary (see notes under individual questions).

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


FIGOUT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im always trying to figure myself out. (FIGOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree42.3
2) Disagree4425.6
3) Undecided1911.0
4) Agree7241.9
5) Strongly Agree3319.2
TOTAL172100.0

STYLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im concerned about my style of doing things. (STYLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree42.3
2) Disagree3721.5
3) Undecided2313.4
4) Agree8750.6
5) Strongly Agree2112.2
TOTAL172100.0

AWARE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Generally, Im not very aware of myself. (AWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree4425.6
2) Disagree10460.5
3) Undecided127.0
4) Agree127.0
TOTAL172100.0

Item Instructions (AWARE):

Reverse code item: 1 = Agree; 2 = Undecided; 3 = Disagree and 4 = Strongly Disagree.


SHYNESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - It takes me time to overcome my shyness in new situations. (SHYNESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree2011.6
2) Disagree5230.2
3) Undecided1911.0
4) Agree5934.3
5) Strongly Agree2212.8
TOTAL172100.0

REFLECT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I reflect about myself a lot. (REFLECT)
TOTAL%
2) Disagree2816.3
3) Undecided2212.8
4) Agree9052.3
5) Strongly Agree3218.6
TOTAL172100.0

PRESENT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im concerned about the way I present myself. (PRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree10.6
2) Disagree137.6
3) Undecided105.8
4) Agree11164.5
5) Strongly Agree3721.5
TOTAL172100.0

FANTASY from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im often the subject of my own fantasies. (FANTASY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree21.2
2) Disagree4425.9
3) Undecided3319.4
4) Agree7745.3
5) Strongly Agree148.2
TOTAL170100.0

TROUBLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I have trouble working when someone is watching me. (TROUBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree63.5
2) Disagree6236.0
3) Undecided2212.8
4) Agree6537.8
5) Strongly Agree179.9
TOTAL172100.0

SCRUTINI from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I never scrutinize myself. (SCRUTINI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree3822.1
2) Disagree11365.7
3) Undecided179.9
4) Agree42.3
TOTAL172100.0

Item Instructions (SCRUTINI):

Reverse code item: 1 = Agree; 2 = Undecided; 3 = Disagree and 4 = Strongly Disagree.


EMBARASS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I get embarrassed easily. (EMBARASS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree127.0
2) Disagree6537.8
3) Undecided2414.0
4) Agree6638.4
5) Strongly Agree52.9
TOTAL172100.0

SELFCON from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im self-conscious about the way I look. (SELFCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree31.7
2) Disagree2414.0
3) Undecided179.9
4) Agree9857.0
5) Strongly Agree3017.4
TOTAL172100.0

HARDTALK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I dont find it hard to talk to strangers. (HARDTALK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree42.3
2) Disagree3922.7
3) Undecided148.1
4) Agree8951.7
5) Strongly Agree2615.1
TOTAL172100.0

Item Instructions (HARDTALK):

Reverse code item: 1 = Strongly Agree; 2 = Agree; 3 = Undecided; 4 = Disagree and 5 = Strongly Disagree.


ATTENT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im generally attentive to my inner feelings. (ATTENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree10.6
2) Disagree84.7
3) Undecided158.7
4) Agree11868.6
5) Strongly Agree3017.4
TOTAL172100.0

IMPRESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I usually worry about making a good impression. (IMPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree10.6
2) Disagree3822.1
3) Undecided2212.8
4) Agree8750.6
5) Strongly Agree2414.0
TOTAL172100.0

MOTIVES from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im constantly examining my motives. (MOTIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree21.2
2) Disagree6739.0
3) Undecided3520.3
4) Agree6236.0
5) Strongly Agree63.5
TOTAL172100.0

ANXIOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I feel anxious when I speak in front of a group. (ANXIOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree95.2
2) Disagree3017.4
3) Undecided1810.5
4) Agree8147.1
5) Strongly Agree3419.8
TOTAL172100.0

MIRROR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - One of the last things I do before I leave my house is look in the mirror. (MIRROR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree116.4
2) Disagree4626.7
3) Undecided63.5
4) Agree8348.3
5) Strongly Agree2615.1
TOTAL172100.0

WATCH from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I sometimes have the feeling that Im off somewhere watching myself. (WATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree3017.4
2) Disagree9454.7
3) Undecided1911.0
4) Agree2615.1
5) Strongly Agree31.7
TOTAL172100.0

OTHTHINK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im concerned about what other people think of me. (OTHTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree21.2
2) Disagree2414.0
3) Undecided2011.6
4) Agree10359.9
5) Strongly Agree2313.4
TOTAL172100.0

MOOD from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im alert to changes in my mood. (MOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree21.2
2) Disagree116.4
3) Undecided137.6
4) Agree12874.4
5) Strongly Agree1810.5
TOTAL172100.0

APPEAR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im usually aware of my appearance. (APPEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree10.6
2) Disagree95.2
3) Undecided137.6
4) Agree12773.8
5) Strongly Agree2212.8
TOTAL172100.0

MINDWORK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Im aware of the way my mind works when I work through a problem. (MINDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree10.6
2) Disagree2313.4
3) Undecided3721.5
4) Agree9756.4
5) Strongly Agree148.1
TOTAL172100.0

NERVOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Paper and Pencil Version, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - Large groups make me nervous. (NERVOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree2514.5
2) Disagree8448.8
3) Undecided148.1
4) Agree3822.1
5) Strongly Agree116.4
TOTAL172100.0



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