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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 -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree34.7
2) Disagree1523.4
3) Undecided1117.2
4) Agree2539.1
5) Strongly Agree1015.6
TOTAL64100.0

STYLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree46.3
2) Disagree1625.0
3) Undecided57.8
4) Agree3046.9
5) Strongly Agree914.1
TOTAL64100.0

AWARE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree1421.9
2) Disagree3757.8
3) Undecided46.3
4) Agree914.1
TOTAL64100.0

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 -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree69.4
2) Disagree3148.4
3) Undecided710.9
4) Agree1625.0
5) Strongly Agree46.3
TOTAL64100.0

REFLECT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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%
1) Strongly Disagree23.1
2) Disagree914.1
3) Undecided1015.6
4) Agree3351.6
5) Strongly Agree1015.6
TOTAL64100.0

PRESENT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree23.1
2) Disagree812.5
3) Undecided69.4
4) Agree3250.0
5) Strongly Agree1625.0
TOTAL64100.0

FANTASY from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree69.4
2) Disagree1421.9
3) Undecided710.9
4) Agree3453.1
5) Strongly Agree34.7
TOTAL64100.0

TROUBLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree11.6
2) Disagree2437.5
3) Undecided1015.6
4) Agree2640.6
5) Strongly Agree34.7
TOTAL64100.0

SCRUTINI from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree1117.2
2) Disagree4265.6
3) Undecided914.1
4) Agree11.6
5) Strongly Agree11.6
TOTAL64100.0

Item Instructions (SCRUTINI):

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


EMBARASS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 1986

Read the following statement and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement. - I get embarrassed easily. (EMBARASS)
TOTAL%
2) Disagree3148.4
3) Undecided812.5
4) Agree1929.7
5) Strongly Agree69.4
TOTAL64100.0

SELFCON from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree11.6
2) Disagree1320.3
3) Undecided710.9
4) Agree3453.1
5) Strongly Agree914.1
TOTAL64100.0

HARDTALK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree23.1
2) Disagree914.1
3) Undecided812.5
4) Agree3757.8
5) Strongly Agree812.5
TOTAL64100.0

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 -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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%
2) Disagree23.1
3) Undecided710.9
4) Agree4570.3
5) Strongly Agree1015.6
TOTAL64100.0

IMPRESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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%
2) Disagree1117.2
3) Undecided1015.6
4) Agree3453.1
5) Strongly Agree914.1
TOTAL64100.0

MOTIVES from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree23.1
2) Disagree2132.8
3) Undecided1523.4
4) Agree2234.4
5) Strongly Agree46.3
TOTAL64100.0

ANXIOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree46.3
2) Disagree1523.4
3) Undecided46.3
4) Agree2945.3
5) Strongly Agree1218.8
TOTAL64100.0

MIRROR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree57.8
2) Disagree2031.3
3) Undecided57.8
4) Agree2539.1
5) Strongly Agree914.1
TOTAL64100.0

WATCH from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree1625.0
2) Disagree2234.4
3) Undecided1421.9
4) Agree1218.8
TOTAL64100.0

OTHTHINK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree11.6
2) Disagree1421.9
3) Undecided69.4
4) Agree3250.0
5) Strongly Agree1117.2
TOTAL64100.0

MOOD from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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%
2) Disagree46.3
3) Undecided23.1
4) Agree5382.8
5) Strongly Agree57.8
TOTAL64100.0

APPEAR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree11.6
2) Disagree46.3
3) Undecided11.6
4) Agree5078.1
5) Strongly Agree812.5
TOTAL64100.0

MINDWORK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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%
2) Disagree812.5
3) Undecided1726.6
4) Agree3656.3
5) Strongly Agree34.7
TOTAL64100.0

NERVOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales -Respondents' Same-Sex Friends, 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 Disagree57.8
2) Disagree3250.0
3) Undecided1218.8
4) Agree1320.3
5) Strongly Agree23.1
TOTAL64100.0



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