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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, 1987

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, 1987

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 Disagree22.1
2) Disagree2526.3
3) Undecided66.3
4) Agree3840.0
5) Strongly Agree2425.3
TOTAL95100.0

STYLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree66.3
2) Disagree2728.4
3) Undecided44.2
4) Agree4345.3
5) Strongly Agree1515.8
TOTAL95100.0

AWARE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree2425.3
2) Disagree4951.6
3) Undecided1010.5
4) Agree1010.5
5) Strongly Agree22.1
TOTAL95100.0

SHYNESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree88.4
2) Disagree2324.2
3) Undecided99.5
4) Agree4244.2
5) Strongly Agree1313.7
TOTAL95100.0

REFLECT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree11.1
2) Disagree1313.7
3) Undecided1414.7
4) Agree4244.2
5) Strongly Agree2526.3
TOTAL95100.0

PRESENT from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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%
2) Disagree99.5
3) Undecided1010.5
4) Agree5760.0
5) Strongly Agree1920.0
TOTAL95100.0

FANTASY from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree77.4
2) Disagree3233.7
3) Undecided1616.8
4) Agree3435.8
5) Strongly Agree66.3
TOTAL95100.0

TROUBLE from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree11.1
2) Disagree3132.6
3) Undecided77.4
4) Agree4648.4
5) Strongly Agree1010.5
TOTAL95100.0

SCRUTINI from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree2829.5
2) Disagree3840.0
3) Undecided1920.0
4) Agree88.4
5) Strongly Agree22.1
TOTAL95100.0

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, 1987

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 Disagree55.3
2) Disagree3031.6
3) Undecided1920.0
4) Agree3536.8
5) Strongly Agree66.3
TOTAL95100.0

SELFCON from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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%
2) Disagree1616.8
3) Undecided1515.8
4) Agree4951.6
5) Strongly Agree1515.8
TOTAL95100.0

HARDTALK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree66.3
2) Disagree3334.7
3) Undecided88.4
4) Agree3840.0
5) Strongly Agree1010.5
TOTAL95100.0

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, 1987

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) Disagree1111.6
3) Undecided1616.8
4) Agree5658.9
5) Strongly Agree1212.6
TOTAL95100.0

IMPRESS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree11.1
2) Disagree1414.7
3) Undecided99.5
4) Agree5557.9
5) Strongly Agree1616.8
TOTAL95100.0

MOTIVES from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree22.1
2) Disagree2728.4
3) Undecided1818.9
4) Agree3840.0
5) Strongly Agree1010.5
TOTAL95100.0

ANXIOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree44.2
2) Disagree1515.8
3) Undecided1212.6
4) Agree4749.5
5) Strongly Agree1717.9
TOTAL95100.0

MIRROR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree77.4
2) Disagree2021.1
3) Undecided77.4
4) Agree4951.6
5) Strongly Agree1212.6
TOTAL95100.0

WATCH from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree1818.9
2) Disagree4345.3
3) Undecided99.5
4) Agree1818.9
5) Strongly Agree77.4
TOTAL95100.0

OTHTHINK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree22.1
2) Disagree1111.6
3) Undecided22.1
4) Agree6669.5
5) Strongly Agree1414.7
TOTAL95100.0

MOOD from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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) Disagree1010.5
3) Undecided1515.8
4) Agree5962.1
5) Strongly Agree1111.6
TOTAL95100.0

APPEAR from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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%
2) Disagree77.4
3) Undecided22.1
4) Agree7376.8
5) Strongly Agree1313.7
TOTAL95100.0

MINDWORK from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree33.2
2) Disagree88.4
3) Undecided2425.3
4) Agree4951.6
5) Strongly Agree1111.6
TOTAL95100.0

NERVOUS from Religious Attitude, Self-Consciousness, Self-Monitoring Scales, 1987

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 Disagree99.5
2) Disagree3840.0
3) Undecided1616.8
4) Agree2223.2
5) Strongly Agree1010.5
TOTAL95100.0



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