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The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale is a ten item Likert scale measuring general feelings about oneself. It is a widely-used measure of self-esteem in research.

This version of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale included on the Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971 was reduced to 8 items.

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

Source: Rosenberg, Morris. 1965. Society and the adolescent self-image. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


General Instructions:

Sum all items.

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


ROSEN1 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Circle the number that best indicates where you stand on each question. The numbers indicate the degree of feeling you have regarding each statement: I feel that Im a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others. (ROSEN1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree281.8
2) Mildly disagree412.7
3) Mildly agree37424.3
4) Strongly disagree1,09871.3
TOTAL1541100.0

ROSEN2 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) [How much do you agree or disagree?] At times I think I am no good at all. (ROSEN2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree63441.2
2) Mildly disagree33621.8
3) Mildly agree34022.1
4) Strongly agree22814.8
TOTAL1538100.0

Item Instructions (ROSEN2):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Agree; 2=Mildly Agree; 3=Mildly Disagree and 4=Strongly Disagree.


ROSEN3 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) [How much do you agree or disagree?] On the whole, I am satisfied with myself. (ROSEN3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree694.5
2) Mildly disagree24215.7
3) Mildly agree70946.0
4) Strongly agree52033.8
TOTAL1540100.0

ROSEN4 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) [How much do you agree or disagree?] All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure. (ROSEN4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1,11172.1
2) Mildly disagree30519.8
3) Mildly agree885.7
4) Strongly agree362.3
TOTAL1540100.0

Item Instructions (ROSEN4):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Agree; 2=Mildly Agree; 3=Mildly Disagree and 4=Strongly Disagree.


ROSEN5 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) [How much do you agree or disagree?] I am able to do things as well as most other people. (ROSEN5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree291.9
2) Mildly disagree1137.3
3) Mildly agree73447.7
4) Strongly agree66243.0
TOTAL1538100.0

ROSEN6 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) [How much do you agree or disagree?] I feel I do not have much to be proud of. (ROSEN6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1,04668.1
2) Mildly disagree32321.0
3) Mildly agree1107.2
4) Strongly agree563.6
TOTAL1535100.0

Item Instructions (ROSEN6):

Code item as follows: 1=Strongly Agree; 2=Mildly Agree; 3=Mildly Disagree and 4=Strongly Disagree.


ROSEN7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) [How much do you agree or disagree?] I take a positive attitude toward myself. (ROSEN7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree473.1
2) Mildly disagree22314.5
3) Mildly agree64642.1
4) Strongly agree61840.3
TOTAL1534100.0

ROSEN8 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Circle the number that best indicates where you stand on each question. The numbers indicate the degree of feeling you have regarding each statement: I feel that Im a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others. (ROSEN8)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree57438.2
2) Mildly disagree35823.8
3) Mildly agree38925.9
4) Strongly agree18212.1
TOTAL1503100.0



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